Tailspot Tetra (Bryconops caudomaculatus)

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Tailspot Tetra

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Tailspot Tetra

Bryconops caudomaculatus

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

[[Minimum temperature::23 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

15-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Iguanodectidae



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Additional names

Tailspot Tetra

Additional scientific names

Tetragonopterus caudomaculatus, Creatochanes caudomaculatus


Origin

South America: coastal streams of the Guiana Shield, Orinoco and Amazon River basins.

Sexing

Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

This fish should be kept in shoals of at least 6. Should not be kept with smaller fish or fish with long finnage.

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Shoaling fish that appreciates a good current and open swimming space.

Behaviour

This fish can be nippy and will be pushy amongst themselves. Keep in a good sized shoal in order to keep any aggression within the species group.

Identification

An elongate slender fish. The body is iridescent silver with hints of orange. The fins are translucent with some hints of orange in the forked caudal fin. The base of the caudal fin is dark in colour.

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