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Tetra Copei Moenkhausia copei

Category: Characins - Community

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £6.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 8 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Unusual Venezuelan tetra.

1st time at Wildwoods!


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 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-4cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Amazon Basin, Peru, Venezuela
Temperature 23-27C
Size 6CM
Water PH 6.0-7.0