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Splashing tetra - Copella arnoldi

Splashing tetra - Copella arnoldi

Scientific name: Copella arnoldi

Common name: Splashing tetra

Family: Lebiasinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 12°N (53.57 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 25 - 29 °C (77 - 84.2°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

Splashing tetras will accept all foods offered. Quality flake should be provided for the staple diet, brine shrimp and blood worm should be given as treats 2-3 times per week.

Origin

South America; Splashing tetras are found in the streams of the Lower Amazon.

Sexing

Males tend to be larger and more colorful than the females. They also have more elaborate finnage.

Breeding

This is definitely a challenge for the fish breeder. In the wild the females lay their eggs on over hanging foliage and the males will keep splashing them to prevent the eggs from drying out; this can be reproduced buy adding artificial foliage over the breeding tank. After 2 days the fry will hatch out and fall back into the water.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Copella arnoldi is 3 years.

Short description

Always keep Splashing tetras in groups no smaller than 6 members. They prefer a well planted tank with hiding places. A tight fitting lid is definitely needed as they are very good jumpers.

Pictures

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

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