Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui)

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Blue Tetra

Boehlkea fredcochui

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-4.1cm (1.2-1.6 ")




6.0 - 8.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Blue Tetra, Cochu's Blue Tetra

Additional scientific names

Microbrycon cochui

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are larger and broader than males and have less colour.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with larger predatory fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious tank with some dense planting and hiding places as well as open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A pretty and small tetra with an elongated body, similar to that of the Neon Tetra, there is no body colour apart from the bottom half of the body from the caudal to the stomach is coloured bright blue.

Species Note[edit | edit source]

  • This species may be shortly renamed to Knodus borki[1]

Pictures[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2008-12-20 - PFK article: "Blue tetra is not Boehlkea fredcochui, says scientist"

External links[edit | edit source]