Roeboides descalvadensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
Small predatory fish that you should keep together with other fishes that are not too small because they are eaten, he thinks it is food.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dimmed light and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fish.  A powerful filter is appreciated.

You should give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.  When you don't feed them well they lay their hands on the scales of other fishes.

Aquarium breeding is unknown. 

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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