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African moon tetra - Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus

African moon tetra - Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus

Scientific name: Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus

Common name: African moon tetra

Family: Alestidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 15°N (89.29 - 267.86ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Food and feeding

African moon tetras should accept all food offered, use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet and offer treats once or twice a week of blood worms, white worms and brine shrimp.

Origin

Africa; African moon tetras are to be found in the waterways of the River Congo.

Sexing

Females will have a more rounded appearance than the males; this will be more noticeable as they ripen up.

Breeding

The African Moon Tetra prefer to spawn in groups, add the same number from each sex and also add some java moss or spawning mops for the eggs to be laid on. Once spawning is complete, remove all of the parents to prevent the eggs being eaten. When the fry are free swimming, they can be fed on Infusoria initially.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus is 3-5 years.

Short description

Keep African moon tetras in a well planted tank and acidic water. They must be kept in small groups of at least 6 fish to make them at ease. Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus are prone to fungal infections with poor water conditions, good filtration and regular water changes are a must.

Pictures

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African moon tetra, picture 1 African moon tetra, picture 2 African moon tetra, picture 3 African moon tetra, picture 4 African moon tetra, picture 5

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