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Sci­en­tific name: Ptero­phyl­lum scalare Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Tare-oh-fi-lum scal-ah-rey

Size: Up to 15cm in length, 20cm in height Ori­gin: North­ern and cen­tral South Amer­ica Habi­tat: River­banks with hang­ing roots Tank size: 120x45x45cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: 6.0-7.4 ph, 0-15°H Tem­per­a­ture: 26-28°C Tem­per­a­ment: Pug­na­cious and ter­ri­to­rial

Feed­ing: Om­ni­vore – flakes, gran­ules, frozen and live foods Avail­abil­ity and cost: Very com­mon; from £3

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