Moenkhausia collettii

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Guyanas, Amazon river
Length : 3 cm - 1.2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Colletti Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish, very well suited for the smaller community aquarium with other small peaceful fishes.  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 give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

The species has bred in the aquarium, but no details are known.

Photo Credit

G. Höner

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