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20cm - 25cm

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The Channa stewartii, commonly known as the Stewart’s Snakehead, is a fascinating freshwater fish species native to the northeastern regions of India and Bhutan. This species is appreciated for its unique coloration and patterns, as well as its intriguing behavior, making it a popular choice among aquarium hobbyists.

Key characteristics of the Channa stewartii include:

1. **Coloration**: The Stewart’s Snakehead displays a variety of colors, including shades of blue, green, and yellow. The body often features a mottled or spotted pattern, which can vary between individuals. Some specimens may also exhibit iridescent scales, adding to their visual appeal.
2. **Size**: Adult Channa stewartii typically grow to a length of about 20-25 cm (8-10 inches), making them a more moderately sized snakehead species suitable for a range of aquarium setups.
3. **Behavior**: While generally less aggressive than some larger snakehead species, the Stewart’s Snakehead can still display territorial behavior, especially during breeding. They are known to be intelligent and interactive with their environment, often recognizing and responding to their keepers.
4. **Habitat**: In their natural habitat, Channa stewartii are found in clear, slow-moving streams and rivers with abundant vegetation and hiding spots. They thrive in aquariums that replicate these conditions, with plenty of plants, rocks, and driftwood to provide cover and create a sense of security.
5. **Diet**: As carnivorous predators, Stewart’s Snakeheads feed primarily on smaller fish, crustaceans, and insects in the wild. In captivity, they can be fed a varied diet including live or frozen foods such as fish, shrimp, and insects, as well as high-quality prepared foods.

The Channa stewartii, with its striking appearance and engaging behavior, makes a captivating addition to the aquarium. However, potential keepers should be prepared to meet their specific environmental and dietary needs, as well as manage their territorial tendencies.

Channa Stewartii

SGD 57.00

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5-6 cm

6-7 cm


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