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Pink-Tailed Chalceus



Picture of Pink-Tailed Chalceus, Chalceus macrolepidotus

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Pink-Tailed Chalceus, Red-tailed Chalceus, Pinktail
Scientific name:Chalceus macrolepidotus
Synonyms:Chalceus erythrurus
Size:10" (25cm)
Origin:South America
Tank setup:A large tank - at least 48" (120cm), with good circulation. Provide some cover around the rear and ends of the tank with some open swimming space at the front.
Compatibility:Predatory, keep with larger fish.
Temperature:23-27oC (73-82oF)
Water chemistry:Not critical: Fairly soft to medium hard, around neutral (pH 6.5-7.5)
Feeding:Carnivore: live and dead meaty foods, young fish will take flake and pellets.
Sexing:Unknown
Breeding:Rare in aquaria, accomplished in very large tanks where eggs were scattered among plants.
Comments: Use a tight fitting lid on the aquarium, as these fish may jump.

 

 

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