False rummynose tetra - Petitella georgiae
Scientific name: Petitella georgiae
Common name: False rummynose tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 12°N (89.29 - 214.29ppm)
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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: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Quality flake should be offered for the staple diet. Vary the food by giving them Brine shrimp, Tubifex, and Daphnia.
South America; False rummynose tetras are to be found in the white water streams of Peru.
Females tend to have a plumper body shape than the males but they can be difficult to sex.
Using alkaline water will sterilize Petitella georgiae; always provide soft and acidic water. The eggs will be scattered amongst the plants, at this stage the parents should be removed. After 30 hours the eggs will hatch and when the fry are free swimming, they can be fed on Infusoria or newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Petitella georgiae is 3-5 years.
False rummynose tetras are a very sensitive fish that demand high water quality. Frequent water changes are required to prevent the fish from getting common diseases. They prefer a planted tank; the addition of floating plants will settle them. Soft, acidic water should be used.
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