Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
A male and female can be kept together long-term. They are very peaceful and I used to house my albimarginata (basically same thing) with some native honey blue-eyes.
Personally I prefer a reverse trio, two males to one female, as females are very much capable of breeding males to death.
They do breed like rabbits, which gets old after raising the first few lots. Nothing like daily water changes and hatching BBS. Mine have spawned 4-5 times already but I just left the fry in to get eaten as I ran out of tank space.
I do have 10-12 newly hatched fry in my grow-out at the moment, but this will probably be all I raise.
Channiodes and albis are a lot more prolific in the hobby as they are popular, easy-to-breed and raised commercially now I believe.
Mine live in a 9 gallon tank and I only do 25-30% water changes once every few days. They aren't all that fussy about water parameters, and would probably spawn in a pH of 7.
And sorry to go slightly off topic.