African Moon Tetra (Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus)

From The Aquarium Wiki
(Redirected from African Moon Tetra)
Jump to: navigation, search

African Moon Tetra

No Image.png
African Moon Tetra

Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.3 - 7.3

[[Minimum temperature::23 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::27 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Alestidae



[[Category:]]

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.

Pictures

External links