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Sci­en­tific name: Ptero­phyl­lum leopoldi Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Tare-oh-fi-lum lee-oh-poll-die Size: 10cm long, 10cm high

Ori­gin: Brazil: the Ama­zon River and its trib­u­taries, in­clud­ing Rio Ne­gro, To­cantins drainage sys­tem, and the Esse­quibo River drainage sys­tem in Guyana Habi­tat: Slow rivers and streams with fallen wood and tan­gled roots Tank size: 100x45x45cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: 4.8-6.2 ph, 1-5°H Tem­per­a­ture: 26-30°C Tem­per­a­ment: Ag­gres­sive to con­specifics and smaller fish Feed­ing: Om­ni­vore – flakes, gran­ules, frozen and live foods Avail­abil­ity and cost: Very rare; £10+

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