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Characidium fasciatum

Family: Crenuchidae
Species: Characidium fasciatum
Common Name: Checkerboard darter
Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6.5cm)
Min Tank Size: 15 gallons.
Habitat: South America: São Francisco and upper Paraná River basins in Brazil.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Peaceful, but can be territorial.
Water: pH 5.6 to 7.5 dH 2 to 25°, Temperature range 64°- 75°F (18° to 24°C)
Care: Easy, but need good water quality and high oxygen content.
Communities: Excellent, keep with other small fish.
Suitability: Excellent.

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