Rachow's Darter Tetra (Characidium rachovii)
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Rachow's Darter Tetra
57 Litres (15 US G.)
4-5 cm (1.6-2")
5.6 - 7.5
20 -24 °C (68-75.2°F)
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- Rachow's Darter Tetra, Walking Tetra, Hummingbird Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Characidium rachowi, Jobertina rachowi, Characidium theageri
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: lower Paraná River basin; Uruguay River basin; coastal drainages from Rio Grande do Sul to La Plata River.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A bottom dwelling Tetra that appreciates others of it's kind. Do not keep with larger predatory fish, peaceful mid-top dwellers of similar size may work well such as Hatchetfish and Danios.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will eat most kinds of food that end up on the bottom of the tank. However, due to its narrow mouth it has a hard time with sinking pellets and other larger foods. Seems to enjoy bloodworms.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Spends most of its time on the bottom of the tank, resting on its pectoral fins. Will occasionally hover in place by beating its fins rapidly, similar to a hummingbird.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- The Darter Tetra has an elongated body with black markings running down the side. They have a narrow face and pronounced pectoral fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )