Gnathocharax steindachneri

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
Lively, peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with other small tetras.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.  You should cover the aquarium very well because they are very good jumpers.  A powerful filter is recommendable.

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Zou Hang

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