Ternetzi Anostomus (Anostomus ternetzi)

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Ternetzi Anostomus

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Ternetzi Anostomus

Anostomus ternetzi

132 Litres (35 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




5.8 - 7.5

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

8-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Ternetzi Anostomus, Ternetz's Anostomus


Mature females should be more rounded in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Should be kept in groups of at least 6 or more, in smaller groups they may argue with each other. Tankmates should be robust, peaceful and short-finned such as Plecos and peaceful robust South American Cichlids as well as similar sized Characins, but not in the genus Anostomus.


Is primarily herbivorous and should accept prepared pellet and flake food as well as nibble at blanched vegetables and spirulina. Will also eat small meaty foods like brine shrimp. Will also graze on algae.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Needs a laterally spacious tank and prefers a biotope set up with a sand substrate, rounded river rocks and large pieces of driftwood and bogwood. These fish will eat live plants so are not planted tank safe. Appreciates some current.


An active fish that is less argumentative than it's cousin Anostomus anostomus. Should be kept in groups of 6 or more however as it still may argue over territories otherwise.


Very similar to Anostomus anostomus, but lacks the red colouration in the fins.



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