Fish, Tanks and Ponds


Fish, Tanks and Ponds
A comprehensive guide to fish

Hypostomus plecostomus

Kissing gourami, Helostoma temminckii
Photo by Andy Rapson

Etymology:

Hypostomus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, stoma = mouth. Refers to the inferior mouth.

General Notes:

 

Feeding

 

Compatibility

 

Sexing

 

Breeding

 

Wild status

 

Additional information

 

Information at a glance

pH: 6 - 8.2
dGH: 4 - 20
Temperature: 22 - 28°C (72 - 82°F)
Lighting:
Diet: Omnivore
Size: ?cm (?in)
Min tank size: ? litres
Difficulty level: ?
Aquarium type: Community
Swimming level: ?

Distribution and habitat

distribution map for Helostoma temminckii

Origin: ?

Habitat: ?

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: ?
Family: ?
Genus: ?
Species: ?

Other common names:
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Synonyms: ?