Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui)

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Blue Tetra

Boehlkea fredcochui

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-4.1cm (1.2-1.6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Blue Tetra, Cochu's Blue Tetra

Additional scientific names

Microbrycon cochui


Origin

Sexing

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

Tank compatibility

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

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

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]

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

Pictures[edit]

References[edit]

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

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