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Fish - Copella arnoldi - Splash Tetra

Copella arnoldi is one of the most interesting fish. Displays an interesting reproductive strategy in which spawning and egg deposition occurs on overhanging vegetation above the water surface. Please refer to the video below (under "Product Description").

Copella arnoldi (Splash Tetra) is a shoaling fish. You can keep 10-12 fish in 50-60 liters. The aquarium should be covered to prevent fish from jumping out. Feeding is easy, they accept all types of good quality food. Unilateral feeding may result in males loosing color. The most beautiful males will have orange fins with red spots on their cheek. The females are smaller and less colored.

IMPORTANT: Fish can only be ordered by In-Store Pick Up! We do not ship fish.

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SKU
888058
€1.98

 

  • Scientific name: Copella arnoldi (Regan, 1912) 
  • English name: Splash tetra 
  • OrderCharaciformes
  • FamilyLebiasinidae
  • Origin: lower Amazon basin in Brazil, British and French Guayana, Surinam
  • Length: male 6 cm, female 3-4 cm
  • Natural habitat: Still water, slow-flowing waters. 
  • Behaviour: Shoaling fish. Swims just under water surface. 
  • Diet: A micropredator feeding on tiny invertebrates and other zooplankton in nature, especially at the water surface.  In the aquarium it will accept dried foods of a suitable size but should also be offered daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as Artemia nauplii, Moina, grindal worm, etc.
  • Reproduction: Easy. Displays an interesting reproductive strategy in which spawning and egg deposition occurs on overhanging vegetation above the water surface.  
  • Aquarium: Minimum 60 liters 
  • Population in aquariums: 3-6 pairs per 70 liters 
  • Decoration: Wood, densely planted aquarium. 
  • Temperature: 24-26°C 
  • pH: 6,5-7,5
  • Hardness: 2,6-20NK° 
  • Life expectancy: 3 years
More Information
Name Fish - Copella arnoldi - Splash Tetra
SKU 888058
Manufacturer Livestock