Scientific name: Oxyropsis acutirostra
Common name: N/A
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 20°N (107.14 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 25 °C (69.8 - 77°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: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Quality flake should be used for the staple diet with the addition of algae wafers. Oxyropsis acutirostra will graze in the aquarium for any natural algae but cannot rely on it for their sole intake. Small catfish pellets can also be given to this fish.
South America; Oxyropsis acutirostra are found in the River Negro and River Orinoco.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Oxyropsis acutirostra breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Oxyropsis acutirostra is 3-5 years.
A well planted tank is required for these fish. Hiding places should be created using rocks or bogwood as they sometimes like to escape the lighting in the daytime.
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