Black Darter Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani)
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Black Darter Tetra
5.2 - 6.4
- Black Darter Tetra, Black Morpho Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Poeciliocharax weitzmani
- Found in blackwater freshwater rivers in South America including upper Solimões, upper Negro, and upper Orinoco River basins.
- Females are plumper and rounder in the belly than males.
- A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Due to its tiny size, only keep with peaceful non-predatory tank mates.
- Primarily carnivorous, will take pellets, flake and live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Must be kept in acidic conditions and thrives in a blackwater environment. Does well in a heavily planted tank.
- A peaceful shoaling fish.
- 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.
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