Great Snakehead (Channa marulius)

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Great Snakehead

Bullseye Snakehead.jpg
Great Snakehead

Channa marulius

Challenging

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

[[Minimum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::28 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Channidae



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Additional names

Great Snakehead, Bullseye Snakehead, Cobra Snakehead

Additional scientific names

Channa marulia, Ophicephalus marulius, Ophicephalus grandinosus, Ophicephalus leucopunctatus


Origin

Asia: India to China, south to Thailand and Cambodia and Pakistan

Sexing

Tank compatibility

This is a very large, aggressive and predatory fish that, if kept with other fish, should be in very large aquaria and with similar size or larger than the Snakehead and very robust.

Diet

A fairly unfussy fish that will accept the vast majority of meaty foods including crickets, earthworms, tadpoles and pieces of fish. In the wild they take frogs, fish, birds, snakes and small rodents!

Feeding regime

Feed sparingly once or twice a day. This fish has a voracious appetite.

Environment Specifics

This fish requires extremely large secure aquaria, a tropical pond is ideal.

Behaviour

A very large, predatory and aggressive fish.

Identification

Pictures

Videos

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