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Channa argus
Channa argus, Cantor, 1842

Origin: China, Russia.

Etymology: argus= refers to the spots.

Synonyms: Ophicephalus argus, Ophicephalus nigricans, Ophicephalus pekinensis, Ophicephalus argus.

First European import: 1956.

Description: See picture. Older animals have a different coloration.

Care: Large tank, minimum twice the body size. Strong glass is required since the fish are incredibly strong. Can be kept in pairs if the fish are willing to accept one another. Cannot be kept with other fish!! Very good filtration is required, as well as frequent waterchanges. The fish can be kept at lower temperatures.

Temperature:14-22 degrees

Feeding: Live food of a suitable size, fish, mice etc. The fish can be used to meatstrips.

Size: Up to 85 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding: Has not been bred in aquaria, similar to other Channa species, male takes care of the eggs.

Sexual dimorphism: None, females are larger and fatter.

Prices: Unk.

Additional:

Picture references: Picture 1: Public domain, www.

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1985): Aquarien Atlas II. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.

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