Black Darter Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani)
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Black Darter Tetra
57 Litres (15 US G.)
3-4.1cm (1.2-1.6 ")
5.2 - 6.4
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- Black Darter Tetra, Black Morpho Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Poeciliocharax weitzmani
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in blackwater freshwater rivers in South America including upper Solimões, upper Negro, and upper Orinoco River basins.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females are plumper and rounder in the belly than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- Primarily carnivorous, will take pellets, flake and live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Must be kept in acidic conditions and thrives in a blackwater environment. Does well in a heavily planted tank.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )