Fish Tank Lab

Copella arnoldi

Splash Tetra

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Copella arnoldi
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: Lebiasinidae
Origin zone: South America
Origin: brazil
Max length: 8 cm
Tank minimum length: 100 cm
Temperature: 25 - 29 C
pH: 6.5 - 7
gH: 5 - 8
Water flow: Medium flowing water
Preferred tank level: Middle-Surface

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Description

Peaceful fish that can be kept in a small group or as a pair. The aquarium should be placed on a sunny spot. The aquarium should be set up with floating plants in one corner and the other corner should be planted densely with other plants. You should cover the aquarium very well because the fishes are very good jumpers. A peat filter and a regular changing of the water are recommendable. The fish is omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food. Breeding is easy. You should cover the aquarium and then you let grow a leave of a plant above the water. The parents jump to the bottom of the leave and they stick the eggs under the leave. After that the 150 - 200 eggs are wet by the male continuous. After 2-3 days the eggs hatch and the young fishes fall into the water. You can raise them with very fine infusoria.

Source: http://aquavisie.retry.org/Database/Aquariumfish/Aquariumfish.html

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Copella arnoldi

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FTL ID: 170

Notes

The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Pictures usually show adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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