Large elegant flocking fish of an original form. It gets along well with other inhabitants of South American waters of a similar size and temperament. Most of the time he swims, occupying an almost vertical position.
Prefers spacious aquariums (at least 80 l) with dense thickets of plants, piles of stones and driftwood.
Range - Amazon and Orinoco basins (Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia)
The maximum size is 18 cm.
Food: large frozen food, for example ("AL Shrimp without shell"), dry food of well-known manufacturers. Eats algae from glasses and aquarium design elements.
Fish eat any food, both vegetable and protein, but there should be more vegetable feed. A fish can eat frozen food, a tubule, bloodworm, artemia, cyclops, most importantly, that the food would be as long as possible in the water column, as it is very difficult for fish to pick up food from the ground due to mouth standing.
In Anostomus aquariums, very rarely known are isolated cases of obtaining offspring from these fish.
Aquarists who managed to get offspring from this fish say that before spawning, the fish are painted in bright colors. Reproduction of fish in captivity occurs during the winter degeneration, as in nature. Spawning took place in a common aquarium. the water temperature was raised to 28-30 ° C, setting a powerful filtering and purging the water with air. The female laid about 500 eggs on the leaves of the plant, the producers immediately cleaned after spawning, and after two days the larvae appeared. Starting feed for which, live dust served