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12cm - 16cm

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The Channa asiatica, commonly known as the Asiatic Snakehead, is a fascinating freshwater fish species that originates from East Asia, particularly China and Taiwan. This species is notable for its unique appearance and adaptability, making it a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts.

Key characteristics of the Channa asiatica include:

1. **Coloration**: The Asiatic Snakehead typically exhibits a range of colors, including shades of brown, green, and grey. Their bodies often feature distinctive patterns, such as spots, stripes, or blotches, which can vary between individuals. Some specimens may also display a slight iridescent sheen.
2. **Size**: Adult Asiatic Snakeheads generally reach lengths of about 30-40 cm (12-16 inches), making them a moderately sized member of the Channa genus.
3. **Behavior**: While they are known for being territorial and sometimes aggressive, especially during breeding, the Asiatic Snakehead is less aggressive than some of its larger relatives. They are intelligent and can be quite interactive with their environment and keepers.
4. **Habitat**: In their natural habitat, Channa asiatica can be found in slow-moving rivers, lakes, and ponds with plenty of vegetation. They thrive in aquariums that replicate these conditions, with lots of plants, hiding spots, and a well-structured environment.
5. **Diet**: As carnivores, Asiatic Snakeheads primarily feed on smaller fish, insects, and other aquatic invertebrates in the wild. In captivity, they can be fed a varied diet of live, frozen, and high-quality prepared foods, such as fish, shrimp, and worms.

The Channa asiatica, with its unique patterns and engaging behavior, makes a captivating addition to an aquarium. However, they require specific care and a suitable environment to ensure their health and well-being, making them best suited for aquarists who have experience with larger, predatory fish.

Channa Asiatica

SGD 57.00

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6-7 cm


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