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Family: Lebiasinidae

Copella arnoldi

Common Name:

Splashing tetra

Size: Up to 3.0 in (7.5 cm)
Habitat: South America: Lower Amazon, coastal Guianas to mouth of the Orinoco River
Min Tank Size: 15 gallon.
Diet: Omnivorous: will accept Flakes, Frozen and live foods.
Behavior: The splashing tetra is well known for its mating ritual. The male and female “splash” out of the water, clinging to a low hanging plant. The female then deposits her eggs on a leaf, and the male uses his tail to splash the eggs with water until they hatch 3 days later, when they fall into the water.
Water: 73 -79°F (23– 26°C) Soft to medium hard, dh range 5-12, pH : 6.0 – 8.0
Care: Easy, Non-aggressive schooling fish, should be kept in large schools.
Communities: Excellent. Keep with similar sized non aggressive fish.
Suitability: Good.

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