Tetragonopterus chalceus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Guyanas, Brazil, Paraguay
Length : 12 cm - 5"
Min.length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
Generally speaking this is a peaceful schooling fish.  Only when he is older they get somewhat aggressive to each other.  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.

He is omnivorous.  You should feed them very well with a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  If you don't feed them well they eat some plants.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Zierfische Böttner

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