Common Name(s)
Banded leporinus, Black-banded leporinus
Scientific Name
Leporinus fasciatus
Family
Anostomidae
Origin
Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Temperament
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size
10.6 inches
Minimum Tank Size
Minimum base dimensions of 60 inches long by 18 inches wide.
Tank Setup
Should have a sandy substrate. They may eat plants.
Tank Region
Mid-bottom
Diet
Not a fussy eater. Will eat most foods but shouldn't be fed meaty food.
Breeding
Unknown.
Compatibility
With other peaceful, similar sized fishes.
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate. Don't add them to a cycling aquarium.
Care
pH: Doesn't matter. Temperature: 68-83 Fahrenheit
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By Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE - Banded Leporinus (Leporinus fasciatus), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40744364

Can be kept in groups of 6 or more, or by itself. Nothing in between, or there may be aggression.

Females are larger and rounder-bellied than males.