Spilurus Tetra (Iguanodectes spilurus)

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Spilurus Tetra

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Spilurus Tetra

Iguanodectes spilurus

132 Litres (35 US G.)

8-10 cm (3.1-3.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.0 - 7.5

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

8-18 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-8 years

Family

Iguanodectidae



Additional names

Spilurus Tetra

Additional scientific names

Piabuca spilurus, Iguanodectes tenuis


Origin

This fish belongs to the very small sub-family Iguanodectinae and originates from the Amazon River Basin.

Sexing

Difficult. Females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

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

Will take most foods but prefers live such as insects, bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Thrives in acidic water and a strong current with plenty of lateral swimming space.

Behaviour

A peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification

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.

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