South America: Guyana to Brazil: Amazon River Basin
in Brazil, French Guyana, Guyana and Suriname. Occurs in fresh
and brackish estuaries, small swamps, shallow slow-flowing inland
creeks and ditches.
Min Tank Size:
School of 6-10: 15 gallons (56.78 liters) or larger.
Omnivorous: Live or frozen artemia and mosquito
larvae supplemented with flakes or micropellets for small-mouthed
Temperature range 75.5to 82.5°F (24 to 28°C)
pH range: 7.0 – 7.5; dH range: 5 - 10
Perfect for small aquaria, whether species-only
or as part of a community with similarly-sized tankmates. Cardinal
shrimp, Celestial pearl danios, Harlequin rasbora, and Spotted
blue-eye make a colorful and busy aquarium.