Red Spotted Characin (Copeina guttata)

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Red Spotted Characin

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Red Spotted Characin

Copeina guttata

95 Litres (25 US G.)

7-8 cm (2.8-3.1")




6.5 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-8 years



Additional names

Red Spotted Characin, Red Spotted Copeina, Redspotted Tetra

Additional scientific names

Pyrrhulina guttata, Pyrrhulina argyrops

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: middle Amazon River basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more vibrantly coloured than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

An active fish that does best in groups of 6 or more. Keep with short-finned peaceful fish of similar size, but nothing that would be bothered by other active fish.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Should accept most general pellet/flake foods as well as bloodworm or daphnia.

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