Boehlkea fredcochui
79F
Explanation of the symbols

72F

Family : Characidae
Origin : Peru
Length of the vis : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Cochu's Blue Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should have a dark substrate and the light should be dimmed to bring out the colours of the fish.  The aquarium can be planted densely on the sides and background.  You should use a peat filter.

The fish prefers small live food but dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not easy.  The eggs are stuck under the leaves of plants.  The eggs only hatch in soft water.  The young fishes are very small and should be raised the first days with very fine infusoria.

Photo Credit
Hedzer Kromkamp

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