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Napo tetra - Moenkhausia naponis

Napo tetra - Moenkhausia naponis

Scientific name: Moenkhausia naponis

Common name: Napo tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 19°N (107.14 - 339.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 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

Napo tetras will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet. They will relish treats twice a week of blood worms, daphnia, brine shrimp or white worms.

Origin

South America; Napo tetras are found in the Amazonian waterways.

Sexing

Females tend to have a fuller body shape than the males.

Breeding

Condition the males and females in separate tanks for a week before placing the chosen parents into the breeding tank. Add some Java moss so that the eggs will fall into it but keep the water level in the tank down to about 8 inches. Once spawning is complete, remove the parents before they eat the eggs. After 36-48 hours the eggs should hatch and the fry can be fed on Infusoria.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Moenkhausia naponis is 3-5 years

Short description

Keep Moenkhausia naponis in small groups of at least 6 members. They prefer soft, acidic water but can tolerate harder parameters. Add plants to the tank and use subdued lighting.

Pictures

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

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