Product Details


10cm - 12cm

Care Level




Water Conditions

The Pseudetroplus maculatus, commonly known as the Orange Chromide or Orange Panchax, is a fascinating and colorful freshwater fish species native to freshwater habitats in India and Sri Lanka. Here are key features and care requirements for the Pseudetroplus maculatus:

Key Features:

  • Coloration: The Orange Chromide showcases vibrant colors, with shades of orange, yellow, and blue on its body. Males may exhibit more intense colors during the breeding season.
  • Size: Adult Orange Chromides typically reach a size of around 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12.5 centimeters).

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical environment with temperatures between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH Levels: Aim for slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, ideally between 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Keep water hardness in the soft to medium range, around 5 to 15 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Aquarium Size: A tank of at least 30 gallons is recommended for a small group of Orange Chromides.
  • Decoration: Provide hiding spots with the use of caves, rocks, and driftwood. These fish appreciate a well-decorated tank that mimics their natural environment.
  • Substrate: Use a fine substrate like sand or smooth gravel.

Tank Mates:

  • Orange Chromides are generally peaceful but can be territorial, especially during breeding.
  • Suitable tank mates include other peaceful fish that prefer similar water conditions.

Feeding Habits:

  • Orange Chromides are omnivores. Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplement with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Regular water changes are crucial to maintain water quality.
  • Ensure proper filtration and provide a well-maintained environment for optimal health.

Breeding Behavior:

  • Orange Chromides are known for their interesting breeding behavior.
  • During the breeding season, males may exhibit more vibrant colors, and females typically lay eggs in carefully chosen locations. Provide suitable hiding spots and soft, acidic water conditions to encourage breeding.

Pseudetroplus Maculatus

SGD 1.50


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