Marbled headstander

The marbled headstander generally inhabits streams and rivers of the Orinoco and Amazon river systems.

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The Marbled headstander lives in the pelagic, freshwater environment.

Abramites hypselonotus, or the marbled headstander, is a member of the family Anostomidae of the order Characiformes. Under normal fish classifying rules you would gather from its upturned mouth and long streamlined body that the marbled headstander is a surface dweller. More

I have a Marbled Headstander, he's a definte conversation piece! He swims standing on his head (straight up and down). Sometimes shy, he can be semi-aggressive, especially with smaller fish. Contributed by Aunrie ColwellComment Abramites are peaceful coomunity fish, I've found. More

Another drawback of the Marbled Headstander is that it may nibble on the plants found in the aquarium. More

The Marbled headstander makes an excellent addition to the larger South American biotope tank, and mixes well with cichlids, too, says Matt Clarke. More

view this recently viewed fish The Marbled Headstander is occasionally seen for sale and is often popular due to its attractive patterning. More

Common names

Abramites in Spanish (español)
Bonito in English
Bonito in Spanish (español)
Brachsensalmler in German (Deutsch)
Brasenbundkigger in Danish (dansk)
Braxentetra in Swedish (Svenska)
headstander in English
High-backed headstander in English
highbacked headstander in English
Jikii in Spanish (español)
Lisa abramites in Spanish (español)
Marbled headstander in English
Per-dofolha in Spanish (español)
Piau-pedra in Portuguese (Português)
Piau-tambaqui in Portuguese (Português)
Picúo in Spanish (español)
San Pedrito in Spanish (español)
Sardina in Spanish (español)
Schöner Brachsensalmler in German (Deutsch)
Seepraseisojakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Seepraseisojatetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Totumito in Spanish (español)
小头扁脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
小頭扁脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
扁脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
扁脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
馬頭扁脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
马头扁脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Anostomidae
Genus : Abramites
Species : Abramites hypselonotus
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