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Toucan Fish Chalceus erythrurus

Category: Characins - Miscellaneous

Size: 8-9cm

Price: £19.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: Temporarily out of stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Difficult

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-9cm

Chalceus erythrurus (Toucan Fish)

Similar to the more widely traded Pink-tailed Chalceus (Chalceus erythrurus) but not quite so large and with a redder tail fin. Apart from the dorsal fin, the remaining fins are yellow.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A schooling, predatory characin. Quite difficult to maintain because of its need for lots of swimming space, a brisk current, and excellent water quality. Will eat very small fish, but mixes well with calm midwater species and armoured catfish. A notorious jumper! Must be kept in a securely covered aquarium. Floating vegetation will help the fish to settle down. Prefers meaty foods such as tilapia fillet and chopped seafood, but can be weaned onto flake and pellet foods.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Amazon River system
Temperature 22-25 C
Size Around 20 cm
Water Parameters Soft and slightly acidic preferred, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.5