Nematobrycon lacortei

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Colombia
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Rainbow tetra
Peaceful, calm schooling fish that can be kept together with other calm fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.  A peat filter is appreciated.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

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

Because this fish is not kept very much little is known about breeding in the aquarium. Possibly it is not very difficult and about the same as N. palmeri.

Photo Credit

Tom Christoffersen

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