Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Tropical -

Sci­en­tific name: Hy­pos­to­mus so­niae Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: High-poss-tow-muss sonn-ee-ay Size: 30cm Ori­gin: Rio Ta­pa­jos, Brazil Habi­tat: Pools and slow-flow­ing rivers, al­ways around fallen wood Tank size: Min­i­mum 150x45x45cm Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Softish, slightly acidic wa­ter pre­ferred; 6.2-7.2 ph, hard­ness 4-12°H Tem­per­a­ture: Prefers to be be­tween 24-28°C Tem­per­a­ment: Peace­ful Feed­ing: Must have wood in the tank to graze on. Hard­woods such as ap­ple rec­om­mended Avail­abil­ity and cost: A lit­tle rarer than the oth­ers; from around £35

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