Rachow's Darter Tetra‎ (Characidium rachovii)

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Rachow's Darter Tetra‎

Hummingbird Tetra 1.jpg
Rachow's Darter Tetra

Characidium rachovii

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.6 - 7.5

[[Minimum temperature::20 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

10-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Crenuchidae



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Additional names

Rachow's Darter Tetra, Walking Tetra, Hummingbird Tetra

Additional scientific names

Characidium rachowi, Jobertina rachowi, Characidium theageri


Origin

South America: lower Paraná River basin; Uruguay River basin; coastal drainages from Rio Grande do Sul to La Plata River.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

A bottom dwelling Tetra that appreciates others of it's kind. Do not keep with larger predatory fish, peaceful mid-top dwellers of similar size may work well such as Hatchetfish and Danios.

Diet

Will eat most kinds of food that end up on the bottom of the tank. However, due to its narrow mouth it has a hard time with sinking pellets and other larger foods. Seems to enjoy bloodworms.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Spends most of its time on the bottom of the tank, resting on its pectoral fins. Will occasionally hover in place by beating its fins rapidly, similar to a hummingbird.

Identification

The Darter Tetra has an elongated body with black markings running down the side. They have a narrow face and pronounced pectoral fins.

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