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Arnoldichthys spilopterus
Arnolds red-eyed characin, Red-eyed tetra, Niger tetra
(Boulenger, 1909)

(Other members of the genus Arnoldichthys)

ADULT SIZE: 8 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Arnoldichthys spilopterus small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Nigeria

AQUARIUM CARE: This is an active shoaling fish, and as such requires some open water, and preferably a current to swim against. Planting should be minimal, perhaps some typical African Anubias fairly low in the tank.

BREEDING: Fry are very small and require paramoecium as a first food.

Have you bred Arnoldichthys spilopterus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Arnoldichthys spilopterus breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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