Aphyocharax erythrurus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Venezuela, Guyana
Length : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Flametail tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dimmed light by using floating plants and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fish.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  It is not wise to give them red mosquito larvae.

Breeding is not difficult.  The eggs are scattered between the plants and fertilized.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp. 

Photo Credit

Stingray Aquarium

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