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General Body Form:
Male: Long fusiform body with rounded belly and moderately-long, rounded fins. Eight branched dorsal ray fins. Two pair of delicate sensory papillae emerge medially from upper and lower lips. Three to four odontodes at the bottom of the interopercular margin. Female: Same, but slightly more round-bodied.
Translucent bodies with silvery-pink to silvery-yellow iridescence. 14 – 18 black bars start between the eyes and the operculum and extend to the caudal peduncle. A small black ocellus divides the caudal peduncle from the origin of the caudal fin. Belly is pearlescent white. Fins are transparent.
Minimum Tank Size and Group Requirements
Still, shallow parts of streams and rivers thick with vegetation.
No successful breeding is reported in the aquarium.
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