|| Hyphessobrycon scholzei
||2" (5 cm).
||South America: Lower Amazon River basin.
|Min Tank Size:
||20 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice
school. Due to their active nature it's best to keep this species
in a tank at least 24" (60 cm) in length.
||Omnivorous: Feeds chiefly on small invertebrates
in nature. In the aquarium, it proves unfussy. Feed a mixture
of dried flakes and granules along with small live and frozen
foods. A large portion should come from vegetables!
||It's a very peaceful species that won't compete
well with very boisterous or much larger tankmates.
||Prefers soft, slightly acidic water in pH range
7.0-7.5, hardness 12-16°GH , temperature 72-82°F (22-28°C).
||A shoaling species - always buy a group of at least
6 of these. A planted tank with open space. Will eat soft plants.
||Can be housed with other peaceful fish like tetras,
pencilfish, hatchetfish, small catfish and loaches, rasbora; suitable
for discus and angelfish..
||Great for all including beginners.