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Ceros tetra - Moenkhausia ceros

Ceros tetra - Moenkhausia ceros

Scientific name: Moenkhausia ceros

Common name: Ceros tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)

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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.

Origin

South America; Ceros tetras are found in the waterways of Peru.

Sexing

Females will have a plumper body shape compared to the males.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected lifespan for Moenkhausia ceros is 2-3 years.

Short description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Ceros tetra, picture 1 Ceros tetra, picture 2 Ceros tetra, picture 3

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