Ceros tetra - Moenkhausia ceros
Scientific name: Moenkhausia ceros
Common name: Ceros tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 30°N (89.29 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or small pellet for the staple diet; provide Ceros tetras with treats of blood worms, brine shrimp or daphnia to get the best colouration.
South America; Ceros tetras are found in the waterways of Peru.
Females will have a plumper body shape compared to the males.
Soft, acidic water is required for these fish to breed; they will scatter the eggs around the substrate and after spawning is complete, remove the parents to prevent them from eating the eggs. A few days later, the fry should be free swimming and will accept newly hatched brine shrimp for their first feeds.
The expected lifespan for Moenkhausia ceros is 2-3 years.
Moenkhausia ceros need to be kept in small groups of at least 6 fish. They are a shy species so provide hiding places in the tank. As a peaceful species, they will do well in a community tank with other peaceful species of fish.
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