Chalceus macrolepidotus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Guyanas, Amazon river
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min. length aquarium : 250 cm - 100"
English name : Pink-Tailed Chalceus
This predatory schooling fish should be kept in a large aquarium together with other large fishes.  They think smaller fishes are food.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a large open swimming area.  You should cover the aquarium very well because they are good jumpers.

You should give them large live food such as fish.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

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Bluegrass Aquatics

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