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Tetra Copei Moenkhausia copei
Category: Characins - Community
Price: £5.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 25 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Schooling Fish: Yes
Unusual Venezuelan tetra.
1st time at Wildwoods!
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Moenkhausia copei (Tetra Copei)
Moenkhausia copei is a peaceful community fish. They usually reach a length of about 6 or 7 cm and have an elongated shape with an orange or red tail. The tail colour variation is dependant on where they originate from. This species is generally common to a large area in the river basin of the Amazon and Rio Orinoco river. It is due to this large habitat that variations of the species have emerged in colour and brightness of those colours within the species.
A specimen from Venezuela will display bright red colouring, whilst a specimen from Peru will display more of a light orange. Moenkhausia copei appear to be an elongated version of the Moenkhausia colletti. However with the copei, the colouring is a deeper tone of red.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
These fish are peaceful shoalers. They prefer a thickly planted aquarium with plenty of swimming areas and some subdued lighting.
The Moenkhausia cope is well suited for the community tank, so long as there aren't any overactive members. A wide range of foods will be accepted, though preferably live.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Amazon Basin, Peru, Venezuela|