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15cm - 20cm

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The Channa limbata, commonly known as the Dwarf Snakehead, is a small yet captivating freshwater fish species native to Southeast Asia, particularly found in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. This species is favored by aquarists for its manageable size and intriguing behavior.

Key characteristics of the Channa limbata include:

1. **Coloration**: The Dwarf Snakehead exhibits a range of colors, primarily featuring shades of brown and green with distinctive patterns of darker bands or spots along its body. Some individuals may also display a subtle blue or iridescent sheen, especially under good lighting conditions.
2. **Size**: True to its common name, the Dwarf Snakehead remains relatively small compared to other snakehead species, typically reaching lengths of about 15-20 cm (6-8 inches). This smaller size makes it more suitable for smaller aquarium setups.
3. **Behavior**: Channa limbata is known for its relatively peaceful nature compared to larger snakehead species. However, they can still exhibit territorial behavior, especially during breeding. They are intelligent and can be quite interactive, often recognizing and responding to their keepers.
4. **Habitat**: In their natural habitat, Dwarf Snakeheads are found in slow-moving or stagnant waters with dense vegetation, such as ponds, swamps, and ditches. They thrive in aquariums that replicate these conditions, with plenty of plants, hiding spots, and a well-structured environment.
5. **Diet**: As carnivorous fish, Channa limbata 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 prepared foods such as fish, shrimp, and high-quality pellets.

The Channa limbata, with its modest size and engaging behavior, makes an excellent choice for aquarists looking for a unique and manageable snakehead species. Proper care, including providing a suitable environment and diet, is essential for maintaining their health and well-being.

Channa Limbata

SGD 76.00

Product Options

4-6 cm


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