Laubuka siamensis


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SKU: Siamese Hatchet WILD (L. siamensis) SM Categories: ,

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**Laubuka siamensis, Orange-Spotted Hatchetfish: Max Size Care**

**Max Size:**
– Grows to a maximum size of about 2 inches (5 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Suitable for tanks around 20 gallons or more.
– Provide floating plants and shaded areas at the water surface.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 75°F – 82°F (24°C – 28°C).
– pH: 6.0 – 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Use fine-gravel substrate and incorporate floating plants.
– Ensure a well-covered aquarium to prevent jumping.

– Omnivorous diet; offer high-quality flakes, pellets, and small live/frozen foods.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Peaceful and social; keep in small groups of at least 6 or more.
– Compatible with other peaceful fish and small non-aggressive tankmates.

**Water Maintenance:**
– Perform regular 20-30% water changes to maintain water quality.
– Monitor water parameters and ensure stability.

– Limited breeding information available; may require specific conditions.
– Provide a separate breeding tank with fine-leaved plants or spawning mops.

**General Tips:**
– Provide a well-planted tank with floating vegetation.
– Maintain stable water conditions and good filtration.
– Avoid overly aggressive or fast-swimming tankmates.

Please note that while these care guidelines offer a general overview, individual fish may have their own behaviors and preferences. Continuous observation and adjustments to care are important for the well-being of your Orange-Spotted Hatchetfish (Laubuka siamensis).

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