This unique fish is a peaceful species that often rests in the water column with its head pointed downward!

The Spotted Headstander (Chilodus punctatus), also known as the Checkered Headstander, is a somewhat unusual fish that gets its common name from the odd way that it positions itself with its head pointed downward when the fish is resting. This somewhat shy fish is peaceful and can be a very good candidate for the community or planted aquarium.