Fish Tank Lab

Crenuchus spilurus

sailfin tetra

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Crenuchus spilurus
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: Characidae
Origin zone: South America
Origin: upper amazon river, gyuanas
Max length: 6 cm
Temperature: 24 - 28 C
pH: 5.5 - 6.5
gH: ? - 4
Water flow: Medium flowing water
Preferred tank level: Middle

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Rather calm, somewhat shy fish that is not suited for the community aquarium. You should not keep them with smaller fish because this fish is a predator and he will eat them. The aquarium should be planted densely and decorated with stones that make create hiding places. Males are very aggressive to each other and a territory is made. They even are aggressive to other fishes. You should keep them as a pair.You should give them small live food such as mosquito larvae and small worms. About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.



Crenuchus spilurus


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FTL ID: 200 Last update: 2014-01-10 19:12:13


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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