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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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Many aquarium species are territorial; these should only be kept with other fish in a larger tank with space for each. In a well-stocked dealers tank there is no chance to set up a territory, but problems will arise once introduced into your home community aquarium


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