Axelrodia stigmatias

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil, Peru
Length : 3 cm - 1"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Pepper Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium. They are very sensitive for nitrate.  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.

You should give them small live food such as Cyclops, Artemia and small insect larvae.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.


Photo Credit

Zhou Hang

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