The Banded Leporinus (leporinus affinis), originates from Peru, Brazil and Columbis and lives in blackwater rivers that flood seasonally helping to spread the species.
The Banded leporinus is very distinguishable by its black vertical bars running down its yellow body and colourless fins. Adults will reach 30cm in length and is a egg scaterer. They like to swim in the middle levels of the tank and breeding in the aquarium is not very common.
Remember the large size of the adult fish before adding this fish to your tank. The large fish become territorial as this fish can even pick on cichlids. A single species tank is often a good idea when keeping this fish. Create territories in the tank to stop these fish from fighting, and this can be achieved by adding bogwood and rocks.
The banded leporinus is not a community fish and prefers a water temperature between 24-28 degrees centigrade and a PH of 6-7. It will benefit from soft and acidic to neutral water. A minimum tank size of 1.5 meters is needed to keep this fish.