Leopard Bushfish (Ctenopoma acutirostre) CareSheet
The Leopard Bushfish (Ctenopoma acutirostre) is a well-known species in the aquarium hobby and a particular favorite among bizarre predator fans. It lives in the Congo River Basin's highly forested regions. It grows to a moderate adult size and gets along well with a variety of tankmates. It's a lovely decorative fish with elegant lines and wonderful markings.
The Leopard Bushfish is a shy and solitary species, particularly when first introduced to a new tank. It is not a very aggressive fish, but it does have a wide mouth and may consume tiny fish and insects. Adult specimens may be territorial with one another, thus maintaining a group necessitates a bigger tank. The Leopard Bushfish loves an aquarium with abundance of greenery, overhanging branches, and floating plants, despite its hardiness. Rockwork as a kind of additional ornamentation will also be welcomed.
Leopard Bushfish is a predatory species. It needs a diversified diet to be healthy, and it will most likely need live and frozen meaty items at first. It may eventually tolerate dry meals as well.
Requirements for keeping Ctenopoma acutirostre
Temperature: 74° - 80° F (23° - 27° C)
pH: 6.0 - 7.8
Minimum tank size: 20 gallons (single specimen), 40+ gallons for multiple specimens
Origin: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Average adult size: 4 - 4.5 inches