Tailspot Tetra (Bryconops caudomaculatus)

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Tailspot Tetra

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Tailspot Tetra

Bryconops caudomaculatus

95 Litres (25 US G.)

12-13 cm (4.7-5.1")




6.5 - 7.5

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

15-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Tailspot Tetra

Additional scientific names

Tetragonopterus caudomaculatus, Creatochanes caudomaculatus

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: coastal streams of the Guiana Shield, Orinoco and Amazon River basins.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish should be kept in shoals of at least 6. Should not be kept with smaller fish or fish with long finnage.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivorous, will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as daphnia and bloodworm.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Shoaling fish that appreciates a good current and open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

This fish can be nippy and will be pushy amongst themselves. Keep in a good sized shoal in order to keep any aggression within the species group.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate slender fish. The body is iridescent silver with hints of orange. The fins are translucent with some hints of orange in the forked caudal fin. The base of the caudal fin is dark in colour.

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