Classic Car Intelligence

Ambassis nigripinnis(Olive Perchlet)

A small, transparent fish with a distinctively tall first dorsal fin. No differences between the sexes are known. Ambassis nigripinnis is generally assumed to be identical with Ambassis macleayi


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Peaceful schooling fish. As with other glassfish, individuals will engage in chases and fights, but no harm is done. Tankmates are ignored. As with glassfish generally, feeding can be a problem because flake food is not accepted. Opt instead for frozen foods, such as bloodworms and lobster eggs, or live foods, such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Not yet bred in captivity, but presumably an egg-scatterer like the other glassfish.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution Northern Australia and New Guinea
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 9 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5
Water Chemistry Adaptable
Care Level Difficult
Sociability Peaceful
Diet Special Needs
Schooling Fish Yes

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