Doctor Fish (Garra rufa)

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Doctor Fish

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Doctor Fish

Garra rufa

170 Litres (45 US G.)

10-14 cm (3.9-5.5")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

15 -28 °C (59-82.4°F)

6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Cyprinidae





Additional names

Doctor Fish

Additional scientific names

Discognathus rufus, Discognathus crenulatus, Discognathus obtusus


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeds on aufwuchs in the wild, but in aquaria a mix of green algae and small invertebrates will do. Cannot be kept as a "scavenger" and will need deliberate feeding of green foods such as algae wafers and pellets.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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