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Origin: South America, Venezuela and Brazil
Slightly more rounded body for the adult female
500 L / 110 Imp Gal / 132 US Gal
T°: 24 to 27°C or 75 to 81°F
pH: 6 to 7
Hardness: 2 to 15 °dGH
14 to 16cm (5.5 to 6.3")
How to feed the Marbled Headstander?
The Abramite is a herbivorous fish. It easily accepts any kind of plant food you want to give it. Be careful, the plants in your aquarium are also part of the menu!
You will sometimes be able to observe a 45° inclination when he wants to eat, which allows him to reach food that is difficult to reach.
What kind of behavior does the Marbled Headstanderhave?
The Abramite is peaceful and calm. Its swimming is particular: the head always pointing downwards.
Be careful, cover your tank well because it is a good jumper.
Who can live with the Marbled Headstander?
This fish can cohabit with all species without any problem. The only condition is that its roommates are from the same biotope. Thus, it can be maintained with large Amazonian characids or cichlids having the same needs in decoration (because the aquarium must not include any plant, see "its aquarium"). Beware of fish that are too small.
Young, they are relatively sociable with their fellow fish. Unfortunately, things get worse with time: the older they get, the less they tolerate the presence of other members of their species. Eventually, it becomes a solitary fish.
How to breed the Marbled Headstander?
There has been no successful reproduction in captivity so far.
Which aquarium for the Marbled Headstander?
Your Abramites will need a tank of at least 500 litres for community aquarium maintenance.
Be careful, it feeds heavily on the plants in your aquarium. It is therefore impossible to maintain this species in a planted aquarium.
Finally, a light surface current will please it a lot!
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There is one subspecies that is slightly different: Abramites Hypselonotus Ternetzi which lives in Paraguay. The difference between the two species is not very obvious: A.H. Ternetzi has a more anterior dorsal fin and the caudal fins are wider at the base. Abramites hypselonotus Ternetzi is often mistakenly called Abramites Solarii.
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