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LONG TOM

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LONG TOM

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 80 cm
Temperament: Predatory, ignores fish it can't swallow!

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.2-8.2
General Hardness: Moderate - Hard

 

Range

Northern Australia and southern New Guinea

 

Reproduction

Egg scatterer, lays large eggs on plants, rarely breeds in aquaria.

 

Feeding

Carnivore, prefers bulky live or frozen foods. Relishes live prey.

 

Additional Comments

Highly adapted fish predator, with an impressive set of teeth! Occurs in both fresh and brackish water. Occasionally bred in aquaria, becomes mature at around 35-40 cm (can grow to 80cm in nature, but usually stays much smaller in aquaria). The fry require live food such as adult brine shrimp - initially they will only prey on live food which is moving in mid water.

 

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