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Banded Darter Care

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Banded Darter Banded Darter
Etheostoma zonale – to 4"
Beautifully striped fish! Very inquisitive!

Care quick-view:  Accepts live foods.  Accepts frozen foods.  Prefers medium to hard water.  Prefers room temperature water.  These fish have been parasite pre-treated. 

Care Requirements:
Temperature Tolerance Range: 32-80°F
Preferred Temperature Range: 72-76°F Prefers room temperature water.
Water Hardness: Medium to Hard Prefers medium to hard water.
Type of Tank Setup: Freshwater (cold) or Freshwater (tropical) / Species or Community
Food: Live Accepts live foods. or Frozen Accepts frozen foods.
Swimming level: Midwater to bottom.
Parasite Pre-Treated?: Yes.These fish have been parasite pre-treated.  These fish have been pre-treated for internal and external parasites by Parasite Guard® by Tetra.
Special Requirements: Banded Darters need good water circulation / aeration. Also note that these fish feed off the bottom and may feed slowly, so be sure that sufficient food gets to the bottom of the tank.
Notes: Banded darters are very inquisitive fish; they like to come to the front of the tank when you walk by. Also, they like to perch on objects like rocks or logs.


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