I’m very hardy, make a good beginner fish and a great alternative to goldfish.
I can be kept in a tepid water tank (between 18-25°C) in a centrally heated house. Give me plenty of space to zoooooom
around - I like to swim with fast moving, active breeds. Keep me away from slow moving fish as I can be tempted to nip
I’m especially fond of King British Tubifex Fish Treats, and King British Tropical Fish Flake with IHB ‘Health Booster’,
as it can be crushed to fit my little mouth.
I lack a true acid stomach so minerals that require acidification in the stomach are poorly absorbed, meaning I need
a slightly higher amount of minerals in my diet.