Tail-Light Tetra (Bryconops melanurus)

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Tail-Light Tetra

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Tail-Light Tetra

Bryconops melanurus

95 Litres (25 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




5.6 - 6.8

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

8-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Tail-Light Tetra

Additional scientific names

Salmo melanurus

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: coastal streams of the Guiana Shield.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not known, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Must be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Can be kept with other similar sized peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and bloodworm.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Must be kept in a spacious tank with dense planting and dark substrate with some open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling community fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate Tetra with silver colouration across the body and translucent fins and a forked caudal. The lateral line darkens to a deep grey towards the caudal peduncle.

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