Flying Fox Fish(Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus)

Photo of: Flying Fox Fish(Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus)
 

Scientific Name(s): Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus, Barbus kalopterus

 

Common Name(s): Flying Fox Fish

 

Family: Cyprinidae

 

Species Type: Cyprinids

 

Maximum Size: 6 inches

 

Life Span: 8 years

 

Natural Habitat: Asian rivers

 

Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons

 

Tank Region: Bottom

 

Possible Tank Mates: Other non aggressive species of similar size.

 

Description: Flying Foxes are algae eaters, therefore do not clean the algae from the back and sides of the tank. Make sure the gravel doesn't have sharp edges. Hiding places and broad-leaved plants are preferable.

 

Temperature Range: 75°F - 82°F

     
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pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5

     
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Hardness Range: 5° - 10°

     
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Breeding Information: No known way to breed in captivity.

 

Sexing Information: No known way to determine visually.

 

Diet: Herbivorous - eats algae but diet should also include algae wafers and fresh green vegetables such as spinach, romaine lettuce and zucchini slices.

 

Temperament: Generally peaceful but can become aggressive at adult size.

 

Common Diseases: None specific to species.

 

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Cyprinids


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Keith Pardee

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