Moenkhausia intermedia

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia,Paraguay
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Scissortail Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish especially suited for the smaller community aquarium. 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 bring out the colours of the fish.

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

Breeding in the aquarium is extremely difficult.  Not much is known about it.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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