What fish can live with snakeheads?

Snakeheads are fierce predators and should not be kept with species of fish smaller than them. A few peaceful species of snakeheads can be kept with large species of catfish and fairly peaceful cichlids.

What fish can live with sharks in a tank?

Red tail and rainbow sharks become territorial, especially toward one another and are best kept individually when they get older. Tank mates should be robust and include active fish like giant danios, silver dollars, tinfoil barbs, medium sized non-aggressive cichlids, larger loaches and large gouramis.

Can snakehead fish live together?

Ocellated snakehead (Channa pleurophthalma) This species should be maintained in 24-28°C/75-82°F water that is not too hard (to 8 GH). The Ocellated is a relatively peaceful species that can be kept with large, robust tank mates in a fairly large tank as this species reaches 45cm/18”.

Are snakeheads aggressive?

One species, the giant snakehead (Channa micropeltes) native to southeastern Asia, has been reported to be aggressive toward humans who got too close to their nest. Other snakeheads are not as aggressive toward humans.

How fast do snakeheads grow?

The northern snakehead can double its population in as few as 15 months. It reaches sexual maturity at age two or three, when it will be about 30 to 35 cm (1 ft 0 in – 1 ft 2 in) long.

Can a snakehead fish bite your finger off?

These freshwater menaces can grow more than 2 feet long, have teeth sharp enough to bite off a finger, and if that’s not enough to get your attention, they can walk.

What’s the biggest snakehead fish ever caught?

Malaysian angler Faizal Zainal potentially broke the All-Tackle World Record for giant snakehead (Channa micropeltes) with this massive 13.6-kilogram (30-pound) fish that he caught-and-released on February 28, 2018 while fishing outside of Rawang, Malaysia.

How long can a snakehead live?

After that, they feed mostly on insects, small crustaceans and fish larvae. On average, the northern snakehead lives eight years in the wild.

What kind of fish is Channa aurantimaculata?

Channa aurantimaculata, a new channid fish from Assam (Brahmaputra River basin), India, with designation of a neotype for C. amphibeus (McClelland, 1845). Schlangenkopffische—Die Gattungen Channa und Parachanna. Channa ornatipinnis and C. pulchra, two new species of dwarf snakeheads from Myanmar (Teleostei: Channidae).

Can Channa aurantimaculata be kept outside in summer?

A cool period is necessary for good health: maintaining a high temperature often leads to general weakness and (lethal) bacterial infections. Depending on your climate zone it may be possible to keep Channa aurantimaculata during summer outside in a pond and in summer inside in anaquarium.

How to care for Channa aurantimaculata (orangespotted snakehead)?

Aquarium setup: Channa aurantimaculata (Orangespotted Snakehead) needs a large aquarium. The aquarium tank should be well planted with open areas to swim on. Make sure to offer hiding places for the fishes. Channa aurantimaculata (Orangespotted Snakehead) breeds air and can suffocate if they are preventing to reach the surface to breed.

Was sind Channa und Parachanna?

Schlangenkopffische—Die Gattungen Channa und Parachanna. Channa ornatipinnis and C. pulchra, two new species of dwarf snakeheads from Myanmar (Teleostei: Channidae). Comparative biometry, habitat structure and distribution of endemic snakehead (Teleostei: Channidae) species of Assam, India.