Adonis Tetra (Lepidarchus adonis)

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Adonis Tetra

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Adonis Tetra

Lepidarchus adonis

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.8 - 6.5

[[Minimum temperature::22 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

4-8 °d

2:3 M:F

2-5 years



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Additional names

Adonis Tetra, Adonis Characin, African Tetra, Jellybean Tetra

Additional scientific names

Lepidarchus adonis signifer


Origin

Africa: found in small coastal basins in the southern areas of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.

Sexing

Females are fuller in the belly than the males. Males have a rounded anal while females have a pointed anal fin. Male has dark blotching to the rear of the dorsal and anal fins.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish that prefers to be kept in shoals of 5 or 6. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet

Will take most foods including small pellets and flake, as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a densely planted tank with some open swimming space. Does best in acidic water.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

A small and slender tetra with a mostly translucent body. There is some barring on the caudal fin.

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