Common Name(s)
Striped headstander
Scientific Name
Anostomus anostomus
Family
Anostomidae
Origin
Characiformes
Temperament
Peaceful, but if kept in small groups they will be aggressive towards conspecifics
Maximum Size
8 inches
Minimum Tank Size
55 gallon
Tank Setup
Prefers sand as a substrate. They may eat plants.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
Omnivore. Will graze on algae. Should be fed vegetables.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Uncommonly bred in aquariums.
Compatibility
Should be kept with larger community fish like peaceful cichlids, rainbowfish, larger tetras, etc.
Ease of Keeping
Fairly easy.
Care
pH: Doesn't matter. Temperature: 68-83 Fahrenheit
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Can be kept in groups of 6+ in large tanks, but otherwise should be kept as the only one of their species in a community.

Females are larger and rounder-bellied than males.