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Leporinus fasciatus

Leporinus fasciatus
Black Banded Leoporinus
Leporinus fasciatus, commonly known as the banded leporinus or the black-banded leporinus, is a species of characin in the family Anostomidae. L. fasciatus is native to the River Amazon and other rivers in South America, but has been introduced into the US states of Florida and Hawaii. It has not been observed from Hawaii as of 2005; the species is thought to have gone extinct in the region.
Leporinus fasciatus has been recorded to reach 30 centimetres in length, although individuals reach maturity around 15 centimetres. L. fasciatus is yellow with black stripes, frequently also exhibiting orange markings on the head and tail fin. There is some variation in colouration, with a bright yellow or beige body and transparent fins. There are eight to twelve vertical bands on the body. Females may be distinguished from males in that adult females are larger. L. fasciatus is omnivorous: its diet comprises vegetative matter as well as other fish, worms, and crustaceans.
Leporinus fasciatus is tropical freshwater species, native to the rivers and flooded forests of South America. Its range encompasses the area from Guiana to the La Plata Basin and the River Amazon. It is generally found in fast-flowing waters.
L. fasciatus may jump if startled, necessitating aquariums with strong tops. In captivity, L. fasciatus can eat algae, vegetative matter, and flake food in addition to the worms, insects, and crustaceans it would catch in the wild. It can be kept with other fish, and has been described as "hardy"