Aphyocharax cf rathbuni

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Rio Paraguay
Length : 4,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Redflank Bloodfin, Green Fire Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium.  The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background.  In the middle you should leave very much free swimming space.  The light should be dimmed.  Use some floating plants as well to provide areas of shade.  The substrate should be dark to bring out the colours of this fish.

He is omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  Some of the diet should be vegetable as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  When you give the fishes good and various food they easily spawn.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  When the young fishes are swimming free you should give them very fine infusoria.  After 10 days you can give them baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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