African Red Eye Tropical Fish Information

Arnoldichthys spilopterus
African Red Eye
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 7cm
Max size 9cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 23℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
African Red Eye Arnoldichthys spilopterus
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African Red Eye (Arnoldichthys spilopterus)

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This African Characin is a good aquarium fish which will adapt well to most aquariums. Swimming room should be provided along with a few hiding spots and the fish are best kept in groups. A peaceful species which can be mixed with fish of a similar size

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Petersius spilopterus | Other names African Red-Eyed Characin, Arnold's Red Eyed Characin, Arnold's Tetra, Niger Tetra, Redeye Characin | Origin Tropical West Africa; Niger and Ogun Rivers | Breeding Egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to hard | Sexing Males anal fin is curved with stripes, females anal fin is straight with a black tip

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