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Poecilocharax weitzmani

Common Name:

Black Morpho Tetra, Black Darter Tetra.

Size: 1.5 in (4.0 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Upper Solimões, Upper Negro, and Upper Orinoco River basins.
Min Tank Size: 15 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.
Behavior: Peaceful schooler.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 75 -82°F (24 – 28°C) pH 5.2-6.5 dH range: 5
Care: Open spaces, many plants, with plants subduing the lighting. No hardwater and alkaline conditions.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Intermediate.

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5/5 - (18 votes)


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