Red Spotted Characin (Copeina guttata)

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Red Spotted Characin

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Red Spotted Characin

Copeina guttata

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

[[Minimum temperature::23 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::28 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-8 years

Family

Lebiasinidae



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Additional names

Red Spotted Characin, Red Spotted Copeina, Redspotted Tetra

Additional scientific names

Pyrrhulina guttata, Pyrrhulina argyrops


Origin

South America: middle Amazon River basin.

Sexing

Males are more vibrantly coloured than females.

Tank compatibility

An active fish that does best in groups of 6 or more. Keep with short-finned peaceful fish of similar size, but nothing that would be bothered by other active fish.

Diet

Feeding regime

Should accept most general pellet/flake foods as well as bloodworm or daphnia.

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