Habitat: Southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the Greater Sunda islands of Borneo and Sumatra.
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 72 – 79°F
pH Range: 5.0 – 7.5
Hardness Range: 2 – 10°H
Diet & Nutrition: Accept most food types including flake food. Give them a varied diet including live and frozen food as well as vegetables.
Breeding & Spawning: Hard to breed but not impossible.The breeding aquarium should contain a mesh at the bottom to protect eggs. Also include a few fine and broad leafed plants in the setup. Remove the parents once spawning has taken place.
Gender: Sexually mature females are noticeably rounder-bellied and often a little larger than males.