Labeo calbasu

6. July 2007

Labeo calbasu the Orange-fin shark is a real king sized labeo. In its homeland (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and South West China) it is a fish for consumption and therefore of importance in the asiatic aquaculture. With a size of up to 1m it is not a fish for the “normal” aquarium. Aficionados of the East Asian fish fauna possessing really large aquariums, can hold him together with Channa or Osphronemus species. In the wild Labeo calbasu is selective in feeding. Juveniles show a positive selection for zooplanktonic organisms. The adult showa negative selection for the zooplankton and a positive selection for decayed organic matter and molluscs. According to their large appetite they load the water very strongly, thus they are grateful for regular large water changes. In their habitats they occur in diverse waters types and so they have no special demands on waterchemistry.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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