Leporinus Octomaculatus

Leporinus Octomaculatus

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The Eight Spotted Leporinus is a smaller growing, attractively marked species found in the Rio Xingu, Tapajos, and other middle and lower Amazon tributaries in Brazil. In the wild, it typically inhabits rocky, fast moving stretches of river and prefers clear, well-oxygenated water. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups of 3-5 or more as they are a social fish. While they can be prone to nipping fins on slow moving tankmates, this species make excellent dither fish for medium to large South American Cichlids or other fast moving larger fish.