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Volcano Bitterling (Sinorhodeus microlepis) x Pair

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SKU 101906261514001

Sinorhodeus microlepis is a bitterling native to the Yangtze river in Chongqing City, China, and it is the only member of the genus Sinorhodeus. This species breeds in the Asian clam, which is different from all other bitterling-like cyprinids. This fish has a very large mouth and can prey on shrimps or tiny fish. Unlike other Acheilognathinae,the Sinorhodeus microlepis has tiny scales on their body. \n \nthe Volcano Bitterling is a peaceful fish, but it may prey on dwarf shrimp and other very small invertebrates. It does not seem to bother most snails, and we have found it to be generally peaceful with most larger shrimp as long as they are too large to be considered easy prey. The Volcano Bitterling is a schooling fish that should be kept in a group of at least 6 to 8 fish. 

Adult Size: 8  cm
Temperature: 68° - 77°F (20°- 25°C)
pH Range: 7.0 - 7.5
Hardness: 4 - 10
Family: Cyprinidae
Diet Type: Carnivore
Temperament: Peaceful
Life Span: 3 - 5 years
Care Level: Easy
Min. Tank Size: 25 - 30 US Gallons
Purchasing Size: 1 - 2'' (3 - 5 cm)
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Diet type Omnivore
Suitable environment Fish tank
Preferred level Middle - Level
Can be group keeping Yes
Body size Small ( 0~4 in )
Type of fish Freshwater fish