African Moon Tetra (Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus)

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African Moon Tetra

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African Moon Tetra

Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus

Moderate

76 Litres (20 US G.)

6-8 cm (2.4-3.1")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.3 - 7.3

296.15 K
73.4 °F
533.07 °R
300.15 K
80.6 °F
540.27 °R
23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

3-5 years



Additional names

African Moon Tetra

Additional scientific names

Micralestes caudomaculatus, Alestopetersius caudomaculatus, Hemigrammalestes caudomaculatus, Phenacogrammus caudomaculatus


Origin

Sexing

A mature female will appear more full in the belly than the male.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling community fish, keep in groups of 6 or more with other peaceful tank mates of similar size.

Diet

Omnivorous and will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Appreciates a densely planted tank with open swimming space.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish that generally occupies the top levels of the water column.

Identification

An attractive Tetra with a rounded body, which is coloured a pale yellow and with large round eyes. The fins are translucent and tinged with red with a large black spot at the base of the forked caudal fin.

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