Chinese High Fin
to Lemuel Martinez from Puerto Rico for the
following information: The
Chinese Hi Fin is also called the Banded Hi Fin. It is mainly a herbivore as it has no
teeth. It will eat granules on the bottom. It is an endangered species in China
and most are wild caught. They told me the ones I bought were farm raised.
Anyway, as they grow they will loose the Hi Fin and will change its form and
color into a "pleco like" color and shape. But I have never read of
this happening in captivity. Because they are so slow growing, one might never
see this happen. I actually have seen 8 inch ones and they still have the
high fin shape and color. Their behavior is super friendly. They are very
active swimmers. In stores they might not look so nice, looking kind of pale, but when
they feel safe and have good water quality the bands turn completely black.
have mine with Discus, Angels, Rainbows, tetras and a dwarf Gourami and "no
problemo". The only fish that have attacked my high fins is my German Blue
Ram, but luckily there has been no damage.
Some other names for the Chinese High Fin are: Chinese Hi Fin, Chinese High
Fin Sucker, Sailfin Sucker, Topsail Sucker, Asian Sucker, Chinese Sucker, Wimple
Carp, Freshwater Batfish, Entsuyui.
||15 - 28 C; 59 - 82 F
||6.5 - 7.5
||60 cm; 24 inches
Angels, Discus, Dwarf
Gouramis, Goldfish, Rainbowfish, Tetras