Moenkhausia melogramma

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Colombia, Brazil
Length : 4,5 cm - 1.7"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in the 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 by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.  Clear water is appreciated.

You should give them small live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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