Image of Anostomus anostomus (Striped headstander). Anostomus anostomus Etymology: Anostomus: Greek, ana = up + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. ). Characin fish guide for Striped Headstander, Anostomus anostomus, Striped Anostomus information, facts, pictures and description, Striped Headstander care . Freshwater Fish Misc. Fish. Anostomus Cigar Fish (Anostomus anostomus) Item: Anostomus Cigar Fish. Due to variations within species, your item may not look.

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Anostomus anostomus

Reproduction of any portion of this website’s content is forbidden without written permission. The more closely their environment resembles their natural habitat, the less stress the fish will have, making them healthier and happier. Most graze on plants anostkmus algae near the bottom, but some also pick up detritus and tiny invertebrates living in the substrate.

I find they don’t bother any other fish due to the room they have. Offer only what they can eat in 3 minutes or less at each feeding.

Anostomus anostomus – Wikispecies

Condition them by feeding them live foods. Derived from ancient Greek, the term “ano” means “up” and “stoma” means “mouth. Take great care and make sure to properly clean or quarantine anything that you add to an established tank so as not to upset the balance.

Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. The head tapers to a pointed nose with a small up facing mouth. In the aquarium it should be offered small live and frozen foods as well as plenty of vegetable matter in the form of blanched spinach, lettuce, cucumber, courgette, algae wafers, etc.

Everybody always wants to know what kind of fish it is as it hovers in the water at such a steep angle. They will also enjoy other vegetable matter, such as chickweed, watercress, crushed lettuce leaves, and spinach leaves. It can be kept as a single individual or in a group of at least 7 or more of its own kind. They eat anything including large cichlid pellets which they balance on their mouths as they rotate the pellet to graze the outer layer.


The are usually peaceful with other fish species, although they have been known to nip the fins anostoums Angela and other long finned fish.

Make sure the decor offers a lot of surfaces to encourage the growth of algae, which will be a great supplemental food.

Anostomus anostomus – Striped Anostomus (Salmo anostomus, Anostomus salmoneus) — Seriously Fish

The Red Mouth Headstander A. Knowing the signs, and catching and treating them early, makes a huge difference. Information is very scarce. The scientific name, Anostomidae, describes their mouth opening. Cigar shaped and very elongated. My Anostomus lives with a group of large and very anostommus Silver Dollars and Red Hooks that are very able to look after themselves. When keeping more sensitive types of fish, it is common for all fishes to be infected even before the first warning signs can be noticed.

They are considered an edible fish, and some of the larger species are regularly caught for food. Individual fish will mark out territories, however, and if a group is too small, they will become quarrelsome and fight.

Fish Keeping Difficulty The Striped Headstander is a fairly hardy fish as long as the aquarium is well maintained, but it is best kept by an aquarist with some fish keeping experience. In the breeding section of the species Anostomus anostomusthey point to breeding of the closely aonstomus Spotted Headstander Chilodus punctatus.

As with most fish, they are prone to skin flukes, parasitic infestations protozoa, worms, etc. Social Behaviors The Striped Headstander is generally a peaceful schooling fish, but it can be slightly aggressive at times.

Striped Headstander Enter a Freshwater Aquarium. Feed the newly hatched fry brine shrimp nauplii, Cyclops, and algae.

The anostomus is Omnivorous feeding on flake, Frozen and live foods. The top one starts at the head and goes through the dorsal fin area and can be seen from both sides. You will want good water circulation as well. The Striped Headstander is a fairly hardy fish as long as the anotsomus is kept clean, but it is best kept by an aquarist with some fish keeping anosomus.

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Use them as guide to help better understand anosto,us fish, like us all individuals will behave differently under different circumstances. Vari, – Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 1: They do best when fed several times a day. A River Manifold system can be installed to give this fish a good current. Soft to medium hard, dh range Temperature: The Striped Headstander tends to be shy, especially when first introduced to the tank.

There are also headstanders from the Chilodus genus of the Chilodontidae family.

If you know of them please send them to me and I will add them here. New profiles are added on a regular basis. The Striped Anostomus is not as common as it once was, but it is still a beautiful addition to your tank. To combat these ever-changing conditions, water should be replaced anostomhs a regular basis, especially if the tank is densely stocked.

Aquariums are closed systems, and regardless of size, all need some maintenance. A biotope -style set-up could consist of a sandy substratepiles of smooth anlstomus and driftwood amostomus and branches, some of which should penetrate the water surface. The Striped Headstander, like others of its genus, inhabits the shallow rocky shores of rivers and streams in areas of fast-flowing water.

Wild-collected adult specimen witha degree of fin damage. All these stripes get wider as the fish ages.