Spilurus Tetra (Iguanodectes spilurus)
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132 Litres (35 US G.)
8-10 cm (3.1-3.9")
5.0 - 7.5
23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)
- Spilurus Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Piabuca spilurus, Iguanodectes tenuis
Origin[edit | edit source]
- This fish belongs to the very small sub-family Iguanodectinae and originates from the Amazon River Basin.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult. Females may appear fuller in the belly than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Must be kept in shoals of 6 or more and should not bother other peaceful community tank mates provided they appreciate the same kind of environment as the Tetra.
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Thrives in acidic water and a strong current with plenty of lateral swimming space.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful active shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An elongate pale coloured fish with a forked caudal. The body is almost translucent, with pale green colouration. During spawning they develop a pink-red colour.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )