Acquired: Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Portland, California, United States
Posted Sep 04, 2015
This fish gets good sized up to 12 inches, so it needs a big tank of at least 55 gallons. They will school but do fine alone too.
It's also semi-aggressive so not a good community fish. The juveniles are pretty mellow but as adults they will eat smaller fish they once left alone. Can be kept with larger community fish and best kept with other semi-aggressive fish like barbs, gouramis, and other sharks.
They will eat most any foods offered but really enjoy frozen shrimp and blood worms. They are omnivores though so this shouldn't be their sole source of intake. A good pellet with some spirulina in it is a good compliment to meaty foods.