Slender Hemiodus (Hemiodus gracilis)

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Slender Hemiodus

Slender Hemiodus

Hemiodus gracilis

189 Litres (50 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




5.8 - 7.2

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

4-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Live Foods

2-3 years



Additional names

Slender Hemiodus, Red Hemiodus

Additional scientific names

Hemiodopsis semitaeniata

Origin[edit | edit source]

In the wild, this fish occurs in large shoals in rivers in the Amazon Basin, South America.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult, males tend to slimmer. No recorded instances of this fish being bred in captivity.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Middle swimming shoaling fish, can be kept in large aquariums with larger peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods, but prefers live food such as bloodworm or daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers large laterally-spacious tanks with open swimming space and some dense planting.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Shoaling fish, keep in groups of 10 or more.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Long slender iridescent silver body with a strong black line beginning ¾ of the way down the body and continuing down to the tip of the bottom half of the tail fin.

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