Slender Hemiodus (Hemiodus gracilis)
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189 Litres (50 US G.)
12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
5.8 - 7.2
22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)
- Slender Hemiodus, Red Hemiodus
Additional scientific names
- Hemiodopsis semitaeniata
Origin[edit | edit source]
- In the wild, this fish occurs in large shoals in rivers in the Amazon Basin, South America.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult, males tend to slimmer. No recorded instances of this fish being bred in captivity.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Middle swimming shoaling fish, can be kept in large aquariums with larger peaceful community fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers large laterally-spacious tanks with open swimming space and some dense planting.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Shoaling fish, keep in groups of 10 or more.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Long slender iridescent silver body with a strong black line beginning ¾ of the way down the body and continuing down to the tip of the bottom half of the tail fin.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )