Relatively peaceful, garra rufa or most commonly known as doctor fish can be maintained alongside other species which require similar environmental conditions. Not difficult to keep in a well-maintained set-up but a display arranged to resemble a flowing stream or river, with a substrate of variably-sized, water-worn rocks, sand, fine gravel and perhaps some small boulders, is highly recommended.
Fresh fruit and vegetables such as cucumber, melon, blanched spinach or courgette can be offered occasionally and homemade, gelatine-bound recipes containing a mixture of dried fish food, puréed shellfish, fresh fruit and vegetables are also proven to work well.
- Scientific Name:
- Garra rufa
- Maximum Size:
- 10 cm to 12 cm
- 14 °C to 20 °C
- pH Range:
- 6.0 to 8.0
- Middle East
- Stendker Discus:
- Dwarf Shrimps:
Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
Dry goods are dispatched daily and can take 1 to 5 working days to arrive.
Live fish, live plants, and frozen food require 2 to 7 working days or more due to special handling requirements.
All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.