Pink tailed chalceus - Chalceus macrolepidotus
Scientific name: Chalceus macrolepidotus
Common name: Pink tailed chalceus
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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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: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
The Pink Tailed Chalceus in carnivorous and will accept a wide variety of live or dead foods.
Sexual differences are not distinguishable.
This is an egg scattering fish although captive breeding is not usually successful.
The Pink Tailed Chalceus can live up to 8 years in the aquarium.
Chalceus macrolepidotus is found throughout the Amazon River in Guiana and Surinam.
This is a highly aggressive fish that should not be trusted with smaller fish and definitely not any fish that is small enough to fit in its mouth.
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