Family: Characidae

Corynopoma riisei

Common Name:

Swordtail characin

Size: Up to 2 inches (5 cm)
Habitat: South America: Coastal rivers of Trinidad and northern Venezuela and from the Meta River basin.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Can be hard to acclimate to prepared food. Omnivorous, once acclimated will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Active schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical. Temperature 72 – 82°F (22 – 28°C) pH 6.0-7.8 dH range: 1 – 15
Care: Medium, best keep in schools.
Communities: Excellent, with similar sized and active fish.
Suitability: Good, with care.

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