South America: Rio Truando, Columbia. Occurs in
shallow water with dense vegetation.
Min Tank Size:
School of 7-8: 10 gallons (38.00 liters) or larger
Omnivorous: Enjoys live and frozen artemia nauplii,
cyclops, small daphnia, aquatic insect larvae, grindal worms and
microworms. Supplement with small pellet foods, finely crushed,
flakes for carnivores.
Temperature range 75.5to 82.5°F (24 to 28°C)
pH range: 7.0 – 8.0; dH range: 10 - 20
These very small, shy fish feel most secure in a
species-only aquarium where they can enjoy swimming out in the
open. A nano tank or desktop aquarium would be ideal for 2 to
4 of these diminutive fish; a five to ten gallon tank would be
ideal for 7 to 8 fish and would have enough room for spawning.