Tail-Light Tetra (Bryconops melanurus)
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95 Litres (25 US G.)
10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")
5.6 - 6.8
23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)
- Tail-Light Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Salmo melanurus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: coastal streams of the Guiana Shield.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Must be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Can be kept with other similar sized peaceful community fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and bloodworm.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Must be kept in a spacious tank with dense planting and dark substrate with some open swimming space.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful shoaling community fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An elongate Tetra with silver colouration across the body and translucent fins and a forked caudal. The lateral line darkens to a deep grey towards the caudal peduncle.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )