Species name: Channa lucius
Synonym: Ophicephalus lucius; Ophiocephalus polylepis; Ophiocephalus bistriatus; Ophiocephalus bivittatus
Common name: Splendid Snakehead
Maximum size: 40 cm / 16 inches
Origin: Channa lucius (Splendid Snakehead) is found in rivers inf southeastern Sumatra and the Kapuas basin of western Kalimantan
Company: Channa lucius (Splendid Snakehead) should not be kept in aquariums smaller than 2/3 of the species size.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28?C / 72-82? F; pH 5.5-6
Aquarium setup: Channa lucius (Splendid Snakehead) is best kept in a pond or a large aquarium. The aquarium or pond should be decorated so that there are large open areas and a few hiding places. Plants are only necessary if you want to breed the species. They need to have access to the surface to survive.
Feeding: Channa lucius (Splendid Snakehead) will accept most meaty food.
Breeding: Channa lucius (Splendid Snakehead) builds nest from plant part and both parents guard the eggs and young.