Oreichthys cosuatis


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Minimum order: 6
SKU: Hi-Fin Headstander Barb WILD (O. cosuatis) SM Categories: ,

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Oreichthys cosuatis, Hi-Fin Headstander Barb:

**Max Size:**

– Grows to a maximum size of about 1.6 to 1.7 inches (4 – 4.3 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Suitable for tanks around 20 gallons or larger.
– Provide open swimming space and hiding spots using plants and driftwood.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 73°F – 82°F (23°C – 28°C).
– pH: 6.0 – 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

Tank Setup:
– Incorporate live plants like Java moss, Anubias, and tall plants.
– Use fine-gravel substrate and provide open swimming areas.

– Primarily herbivorous, but may accept small live and frozen foods.
– Offer high-quality plant-based flake food, algae wafers, and blanched vegetables.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
Active and peaceful, but can be skittish.
Keep in groups of 6 or more to reduce stress.
Compatible with other peaceful community fish.

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

– Breeding in captivity is rare and not well-documented.
– Limited information is available on their breeding habits.

**General Tips:**
– Provide a well-planted tank with open areas for swimming.
– Minimize sudden movements to prevent stressing the fish.
– Maintain good water quality and offer a balanced diet.

Please note that while these care guidelines provide 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 Hi-Fin Headstander Barbs (Oreichthys cosuatis).

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