Banded leporinus Diet and Feeding Regiment
As an omnivore, Leporinus fasciatus
is not a particular eater and will welcome most foods offered. Feed them a variety of meaty foods including; brine shrimp, blood worms, beef heart, and include some vegetable matter in flake and pellets. Essentially they prefer plant-based foods
and are known to nibble on most aquarium plants.
Banded leporinus are avid jumpers, this fish will require a hood on the aquarium. Although the Banded Leporinus can be somewhat aggressive towards its own species, it is usually quite peaceful with other species, though it may nip fins occassioinally. Avoid smaller species of fish with the Banded Leporinus, because it may eat its tank mates.
Leporinus fasciatus, commonly known as the banded leporinus, black-banded leporinus, or red-banded leporinus is a species of characin in the family Anostomidae. L. fasciatus is native to the Amazon Basin in South America, but has been recorded as introduced into the US states of Florida and Hawaii. The Banded Leporinus has an exceptional ability to jump
great heights making it one of the more unique aquarium species. An interesting characteristic of this fish is its striking color bands of alternating light yellow and black. Young Banded Leporinus fish have five bands while adults have ten.
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Banded leporinus (Leporinus fasciatus) - Species Profile