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Pink tailed chalceus - Chalceus macrolepidotus

Pink tailed chalceus - Chalceus macrolepidotus

Scientific name: Chalceus macrolepidotus

Common name: Pink tailed chalceus

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

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

Food

The Pink Tailed Chalceus in carnivorous and will accept a wide variety of live or dead foods.

Sexing

Sexual differences are not distinguishable.

Breeding

This is an egg scattering fish although captive breeding is not usually successful.

Lifespan

The Pink Tailed Chalceus can live up to 8 years in the aquarium.

Origin

Chalceus macrolepidotus is found throughout the Amazon River in Guiana and Surinam.

Short Description

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.

Pictures

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Pink tailed chalceus, picture 1 Pink tailed chalceus, picture 2

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