Euryglossa panoides

16. September 2015

Flounders and tongues belong to a group of fishes that are rarely seen in the aquarium hobby. Whereas flounders have a well developed, clearly visible caudal fin, in the tongues the dorsal, ventral and caudal fins are melted. The species Euryglossa panoides, which is by chance imported from India and Vietnam belongs to the tongues. The fish can reach a maximum size of about 20 cm, but even in the wild the rarely get that big, but stay about half that length. It can be kept in pure freshwater, but if the total hardness is below 10° DGH, a salt addition of about 5 ‰ is highly recommended. It is very important that the fish can burry itself in fine sand, for otherwise it wil get skin diseaeses like fungus and others. The most preferred food is tubifex and bloodworm.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indien-Vietnam
Name Euryglossa panoides