Leporinus granti CareSheet

L. granti, one of the most gorgeously marked of any Leporinus, is widespread over most of South America but is somewhat uncommon in the hobby, with most specimens imported coming from Suriname's rivers. This species has lately been tank grown in small numbers in Southeast Asia. They make a great tankmate for giant cichlids or characins, particularly other energetic, fast-moving fish. They are a huge, fast-swimming, yet rather calm species. L. granti, like most of its near relatives, may nip fins or scales of slower-moving tankmates and can be aggressive against conspecifics or other close relatives. A lot of cover and a lot of water movement may help these fish be less aggressive.

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Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 8"
Recommended Tank Size: 75 Gallon+
Compatibility: Relatively peaceful for a Leporinus, but should be kept with similarly-sized tankmates
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.2 - 7.2
Temp: 76-82F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 30ppm