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Leopard Bush Fish,Leopard Ctenopomas, Ctenopoma acutirostre, Spotted African Leaf Fish
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The leopard bush fish (), also known as leopard bushfish, spotted ctenopoma, leopard ctenopoma, spotted climbing perch, spotted leaf fish, spotted cichlid or spotted bushfish, is a . It is a member of the family , which is part of a group popularly known as ( and relatives).
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I noticed my Ctenopoma Acutirostre was attempting to eat one of mt female Congo Tetras. This fish goes by many names, including Leopard Gourami. While it is an Anabantid, it is not a Gourami. Other names include: African Leaf Fish, African Bush Fish, Bush Gourami, Climbing Perch, and more. Also known as the Leopard Bush Fish or Spotted Climbing Perch or Spotted Leaf Fish.
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You can find leopard ctenomas under a variety of names. The least logical has to be spotted climbing perch. All the anabas I've run across are nasty little critters. Ctenopomas (spotted and otherwise) are more on the friendly side. Other names include bush fish, bush master, leopard bush fish, African spotted fish, African spotted gourami, leopard gourami, Congo gourami, Congo perch, and often African leaf fish. They do resemble leaf fish in shape and attitude.I have a quick question about the Leopard Ctenopoma (spotted African leaf fish locally bought from PetSmart). Is there any other way to tell the Sex of the fish? I have two, bought at the same time, and one of them grew significantly quicker and remained larger than the other. Does this have anything to do with telling it is a Male of Female. The spines on the gill, I cannot tell by going that route. Leopard ctenopomas are definite predators. They like small goldfish and any other bite-size prey. Like datnioides and leaf fish, they will stalk their prey, sidling up on it with their pectoral fins at work. But if they're hungry, they're just as likely to chase down their lunch and gulp it in a flash.Click to subscribe: — Natively found in the Congo River basin, the leopard bush fish (also known as the African Leaf Fish or Spotted Climbing Perch) is part of the Anabantidae family - the same as Gouramies. While it is know to be somewhat aggressive, it can also be a community fish with fish that won’t fit in its mouth. My African Leaf Fish is still small and I kept a close eye on it the first few days she was in the tank because of the tetras, danios, and guppies in my community and noticed there was no signs of aggression. A good community for this fish consists of gouramies, silver dollars, plecostomus, bala sharks, etc.

While mine is currently in a 20 gallon aquarium, it is best to keep them in a 55 gallon or larger because they grow to about 6 inches in length. As they grow, smaller fish that can fit in their large mouth will become prey. Because it is a slower moving fish, it is advised not to keep them with Cichlids who may pick on them or eat all the food before the African Leaf Fish has time to feast.

This beautiful fish is my favorite in my current aquarium setup and has quite the personalityThe Leopard Ctenopoma is an African Anabantid that hails from the Congo River basin. The Congo River basin features a wide range of biotypes. The Ctenopoma has adapted to thrive in swift moving streams, as well as stagnant slower moving bodies of water, making them a perfect fit for most any reasonable tank setup. You have to be careful when picking tank mates as these fish have a surprisingly large mouth and will eventually hit six inches in length. Their readiness to inhale any small fish or shrimp leaves them on the aggressive side of most compatibility charts, but they rarely bother anything when kept with fish they can’t swallow. They should NOT be housed with any of the more boisterous cichlids or other large, aggressive fish, as the Ctenopoma can be fairly timid. They also should not be kept with other Ctenopomas or leaf fish, and even gouramis should only be done with caution and in a large system. Rainbows, the larger tetra species, semi-aggressive new world cichlids, most loaches, barbs, and larger corydoras species all make suitable tank mates.This is my Ctenopoma Actirostre, aks Leopard Bush Fish, Leopard Gourami, African Leaf Fish, Spotted Leaf Fish...
I also have Snakeskin Gouramis, Congo Tetras, A BGKF and some Dwarf African Clawed Frogs.