Leopold's Tetra (Astyanax leopoldi)

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Leopold's Tetra

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Leopold's Tetra

Astyanax leopoldi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

5.1-5.6cm (2-2.2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

23.3-26.7°C (74 -80 °F)

5-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-12 years

Family

Characidae




Origin

Sexing

Not easy to sex, females will be fuller in the belly.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish that must be kept in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep them with anything predatory.

Diet

This fish wil accept most foods including pellet and flake, spirulina, brine shrimp and daphnia and they may also nibble on blanched vegetables.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

They should have a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space and some current, décor in the form of bogwood and driftwood branches and some planting is appreciated.

Behaviour

A very active shoaling fish.

Identification

With a body shape similar to the more often seen Serpae Tetra, this fish is pale and iridescent gold in colour, the body is almost translucent, and there is a darker marking on the caudal peduncle. The eye has red above it.

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