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Astyanax bimaculatus


Species: Astyanax bimaculatus
Common Name: Twospot Astyanax
Size: Up to 6.75 inches (17 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Panama to the Amazon basin.
Min Tank Size: 75 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Active and fairly peaceful schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, temperature 68 - 81°F (20 28°C) pH 5.5-7.5 dH range: 5 - 25
Care: Medium, keep in schools.
Communities: Excellent, with similar sized and active fish.
Suitability: Good, with care.

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