Keeping Uaru amphiacanthoides

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Keeping Uaru amphiacanthoides

Post by coenb » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:50 am

I hope to receive some small U. amphiacanthoides shortly. But I'm searching for reliable information how to feed and keep them. I'm planning to set the temperature at 26,5 C (78.8 F) and feed them with fresh veggies, Dr. Bassleer Biofish Food Green and sometime regular flakes.

My questions:
-Is the temperature all right (sometime I read higher ranges)
-Suggestion about the food?

At what temperature range can I keep the adult fish?

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Re: Keeping Uaru amphiacanthoides

Post by Bas Pels » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:07 am

I would keep them a bit more warmly.

For adults the stated temperature is perhaps just acceptable, young fishes generally need it a bit warmer. Better 27 to 28 for adults an 1 degree more for young ones (untill they reach 15 cm).

While it is not exactly food, I would suggest adding a few sticks of softwood to their tank in order to give them to possibillity, if needed, to add some wood - that is, structure - to their diet. If it is not needed, they will just ignore the wood.

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Re: Keeping Uaru amphiacanthoides

Post by Derrils » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:11 am

Advice needed..
I just bought a few Uaru amphiacanthoides from LFS..:)
They are around 2inches total length. Have started feeding on hikari and JBL pellets.

How much do I need to feed them daily?
What's their growth rate?
I planning to comm them with my 4inches severum and blue acara. Is it possible?


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