Relatively unfussy although some surface cover in the form of floating or overhanging vegetation or branches is appreciated.
Unlike most Channa spp. it’s pelagic and requires plenty of room to swim.
It’s essential to use a tightly-fitting hood since Channa spp. are notorious for their ability to escape, and a gap should be left between this and the water surface as they require access to a layer of humid air.
Temp: 22-32 celcius