3 Spined Sicklebacks - Gasterosteus

3 Spined Sicklebacks

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Species Compatibility

Macropodia
15 Spined Stickleback
Pipefish

Suitable DisplayShoreline Tank
Estuary Tank
With Artificial eel
grass we make and supply

Identification

Usually has a greenie, brown back with silver sides.
It is a small, beautifully streamlined, torpedo shaped fish, with a broad tail fin. Can grow up to 8 cm in length.

Habitat

Found in harbours, estuaries, where fresh water meets the sea.
Normally found over weedy, rocky grounds around pier pillars.

Species fact

During the spawning season, males develop a metallic sheen and a prominent bright orange or red colour on the front part of the male’s underside.