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Pink-tailed chalceus


Family: Characidae
Species: Chalceus macrolepidotus
Common Name: Pink-tailed chalceus
Size: Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Habitat: South America: Negro and Orinoco River basins.
Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for a specimen. 125 gallons for a school
Diet: Carnivorous, will accept flake frozen or live.
Behavior: A active and predatory Characin, keep singly of large schools of 8 or more.
Water: Temperature 73- 82°F (23-28°C), dH range: 6.0 - 18.0, pH : 6.0 - 7.5
Care: Medium, needs well oxygenated water.
Communities: Can be kept with fish its own size.
Suitability: Best in species tank.

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