Black Darter Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani)

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Black Darter Tetra

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Black Darter Tetra

Poecilocharax weitzmani

Moderate

56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
56.8 Litres (15 US G.)

1.575 in 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.2 - 6.4

297.15 K
75.2 °F
534.87 °R
301.15 K
82.4 °F
542.07 °R
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

3-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

3-5 years





Contents

Alternative names

Black Darter Tetra, Black Morpho Tetra

Synonyms

Poeciliocharax weitzmani

Origin

Found in blackwater freshwater rivers in South America including upper Solimões, upper Negro, and upper Orinoco River basins.[1][2]

Sexing

Females are plumper and rounder in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Due to its tiny size, only keep with peaceful non-predatory tank mates.

Diet

Primarily carnivorous, will take pellets, flake and live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Must be kept in acidic conditions and thrives in a blackwater environment. Does well in a heavily planted tank.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

Small elongated and slender body with a bold lateral black line running from the gills to the caudal fin. The rest of the body is pale yellow-brown and slightly iridescent.

Pictures

References

  1. PFK Fish Mapper
  2. Fishbase (Mirrors: Icons-flag-us.png) Distribution

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