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Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Fish In The Shops -

Sci­en­tific name: Pro­posed as Hete­rocharax sp. ‘Rio Nanay’. Size: Es­ti­mate 5cm. Ori­gin: Peru. Habi­tat: Un­known, guess­ing rivers. Aquar­ium size: Start­ing with a 60 x 30cm foot­print seems sen­si­ble. Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Un­known, as­sume slightly acidic and soft.

Tem­per­a­ture: As­sume some­where around 25°C. Tem­per­a­ment: Sus­pect slightly nippy. Feed­ing: Flakes and live or frozen Daph­nia, blood­worm.

Avail­abil­ity and cost: Maybe the first and only ship­ment to the UK, priced at a bar­gain £5.95 each. Call Pier on 01942 236661 for more de­tails.

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