Product Details


1cm - 50cm

Care Level




Water Conditions

Channa limbata, commonly known as the Burmese Snakehead or Striped Snakehead, is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the family Channidae. It is native to Southeast Asia, specifically found in Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, and parts of Cambodia. The Burmese Snakehead is a fascinating and predatory fish known for its striking appearance and aggressive behavior.


  • Size: Channa limbata can grow to a significant size, with adults reaching up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) in length, depending on their living conditions.
  • Body Shape: They have a long and slender body, typical of the snakehead family, with a large mouth equipped with sharp teeth for capturing prey.
  • Coloration: The Burmese Snakehead exhibits a beautiful and eye-catching color pattern. It has a light beige to yellowish body with dark horizontal stripes running along its length, giving it a unique and striped appearance.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical water temperature between 75°F and 85°F (24°C to 29°C) for the well-being of Channa limbata.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 to replicate their natural habitat.
  • Water Hardness: Provide moderately soft to moderately hard water with a hardness level between 5 and 12 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: Due to their large adult size, the Burmese Snakehead requires a spacious aquarium of at least 100 gallons (380 liters) to accommodate their growth and swimming needs.
  • Substrate: Use a soft and fine-grained substrate to mimic their natural environment and prevent injury to their delicate barbels.
  • Hiding Spots: Provide plenty of hiding spots using driftwood, rocks, and caves to make them feel secure.

Feeding Habit:

  • Carnivorous Diet: Channa limbata is a highly predatory fish and primarily feeds on live foods.
  • Live Foods: Offer a varied diet of live foods such as feeder fish, live shrimp, insects, and small crustaceans to meet their nutritional needs.


  • Aggressive and Territorial: Burmese Snakeheads are aggressive and territorial, especially during breeding and when defending their space.
  • Solitary Nature: They are generally solitary fish and prefer to be kept alone or with other large and aggressive species in very spacious tanks.


  • Due to their aggressive nature, they are not suitable for community aquariums and should be kept only with other large and aggressive fish.
  • Provide a tightly-fitted tank cover as snakeheads are known for their ability to jump out of open aquariums.

Channa Limbata

SGD 51.50

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