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Native to parts of the Amazon Basin, this big fish is surprisingly peaceful for its size and can be safely housed with smaller fish that will tolerate the slightly higher temperatures he Uaru likes such as tetras or Angels (altum and scalare), heros, geophagus, satanoperca and the larger characins (headstanders, prochilodus, metynnis). Primarily herbivorous, Uaru are happiest when kept in groups or pairs. There is no significant dismorphysm between sexes and they will reproduce without much fuss.
They require clean, well filtered water on the higher end of the temprature scale and keeping Uaru with overly aggressive fish should be avoided.
|Scientific Name:||Uaru amphiacanthoides|
|Minimum Tank Size:||50 gallons|
|Water Conditions:||27 - 30°C (82 - 86°F), pH 6.0-7.0, soft water|
|Max. Size:||10-12 Inches|
|Color Form:||Gold with dark spot|
|Diet:||Omnivore (Primarily Herbivore)|
|Origin:||Amazon Basin (South America)|