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    Parachanna Africana - Niger Snakehead

    Hi guys, here's a minute long video clip of my Parachanna africana setup. Kept this trio for 2 months, currently on a diet of prawn and yellowtail fish.
    Still refusing to eat pellets at the moment. Tank mates include a Polypterus mokelembembe and two Ctenopoma acutirostre.



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    Love the African theme.
    The marking of that P. moke is really nice ! Did you get it fm JZX ? Saw something like that sometime ago.
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    Thanks Ben. Yup! I got it from JZX!

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    Awesome pick-up.

    btw, whats the diet of the bush fish ?

    I dont mind getting if they can be easily converted to process food.
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    I feed the bush fish hikari bio gold cichlid pellets occasionally, other than prawn and fish.
    Other similar sized pellets should work just as well. Not a fussy species, pretty greedy too.

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    Nice africanas
    Very peacful species compare to asian Channa.
    But watch them carefuly coz if u get a pair they would kill or injury the third fish.

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    Thanks for the info Peterek, I will keep that in mind. From your experience, how large do these snakeheads get up to?

    I am currently on the lookout for a pair of Xenomystus nigri to complete the setup. This is another update video that I took after doing a major clean up of the tank today.


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    From my own experience this species grow very slow compare to other snakeheads.
    At the moment my pair is at 22cm.
    Some of my friends have them at 27cm.
    I heard that they can get to 32cm.
    One of ur africana got missing fins.
    Any aggression between them?

    This is my African Swamp


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    Impressive setup there Peterek! Very mysterious looking.

    Thanks for the info on the snakeheads, can't wait for them to reach that size.
    They chase each other around very occasionally. I am beginning to observe a potential pair from the trio, will keep a lookout on their behaviour.

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