Crenuchus spilurus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Upper Amazon river, Gyuanas
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Sailfin Tetra
Rather calm, somewhat shy fish that is not suited for the community aquarium.  You should not keep them with smaller fish because this fish is a predator and he will eat them.  The aquarium should be planted densely and decorated with stones that make create hiding places.  Males are very aggressive to each other and a territory is made.  They even are aggressive to other fishes.  You should keep them as a pair.

You should give them small live food such as mosquito larvae and small worms.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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