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Pangio cuneovirgataMagyarul / Hungarian
Pangio cuneovirgata - Pangio cuneovirgata - Pangio cuneovirgata - Pangio cuneovirgata -
  • Scientific name: Pangio cuneovirgata
  • Synonyms: Acanthophthalmus cuneovirgatus
  • Common name: -
  • Group: Loaches
  • Habitat: Asia; southern Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java
  • Size: 4-6 cm
  • Biotope: Lives in shallow, slow-flowing forest streams, in peat swamps and other blackwater habitats, where the pH can be as low as 3-4.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful and shy nocurnal fish. Can be kept in a community tank with other peaceful fish that swim in the upper part of the water column.
  • Diet: Omnivorous; in nature they eat benthic invertebrates. In the aquarium give them small live and frozen foods, and quality dried foods.
  • Breeding: Has not been bred in aquarium.
  • Tank: Minimum 40 litres
  • Population: 5-8 fish for 40 litres
  • Decoration: Use a sand or fine gravel substrate, as they often burrow into the substrate. Build lots of shady hiding places with roots and larger stones. Place some dried leaves into the tank to mimic their natural habitat. Use dimmed lights.
  • Temperature: 23-29 °C
  • pH: 3.5-7
  • Hardness: 0-8 NK°
  • Lifespan: 5-8 years

Description: The body coloration is silvery white, with a pinkish or purple suffusion on the belly. The upper half of the body and the back is yellowish-green with 7-13 short, dark saddles. These markings do not extend lower than the lateral line. There is a black blotch at caudal fin base. On their head there are long nasal barbels. They have small eyes set high in their skull. The fins are transparent.

Pangio cuneovirgata should not be considered for a new aquarium, they need a well-established, planted aquarium. These fish are best maintained in groups of 5 or more.

Adult females plumper and a little longer than males. In males the first pectoral fin ray is visibly branched and thickened. Pangio cuneovirgata has not been bred in aquarium.

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