Blue Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Boehlkea fredcochui
Blue Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 4cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, dried, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Blue Tetra Boehlkea fredcochui
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Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui)

Blue Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Blue Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Blue Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Blue Tetra is a nice looking little fish just that little bit different from other smal tetras. The pastel blue colour may fade with age but will remain strong with a varied diet, good water conditions and a suitable environment. Provide hiding spots amongst plants, shaded areas, and good aeration and water conditions. Generally easy to keep and well suited to peaceful communities. Prefers softer water.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Microbrycon cochui, Microbrycon fredcochui | Other names Cochu's blue tetra | Origin South America; Amazon basin | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to medium

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