Channa sp. Fire & Ice

16. February 2016

Once more we can offer this small and colourful snakehead. The species attains a maximum length of only 12-15 cm. The fish belongs to an so far scientifically undescribed species which is found in the region of the Burmese-Thai border.

The beautiful species belongs to the closer relationship of Channa gachua. Like this species, it is a mouthbrooder. C. sp. Fire & Ice has been bred successfully in aquaria already. Despite the small size this is by far one of the most aggressive species of Channa. For this reason it is best kept alone. A comparatively small tank is fulfilling all needs of a single specimen. Only for breeding purposes the pairs should be kept together. This reflects the natural way of life of these fish, which are always found alone outside breeding season. Channa sp. Fire & Ice can be easily told apart from other, similar Channa species by the unique pattern of the face. The fish are fed best with insects as basic food, for example crickets, which are taken also readily when frozen.

For our customers: the fish have code 409363 on our stocklist. Please Note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Burma
Verfügbare Größe in cm 12-15