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Boehlkea fredcochui
Cochu's Blue Tetra
Géry, 1966

(Other members of the genus Boehlkea)

ADULT SIZE: 4 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-26 C

FOOD: Feed Boehlkea fredcochui small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil, Colombia

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AQUARIUM CARE: This Amazonian tetra likes a nice dark tank, well planted, but with some open water for swimming. If breeding is to be attempted, broad-leaved plants are also advisable, as these will be used as a spawning substrate by the female.

BREEDING: Soft water is required for breeding this species. The female lays pre-fertilised eggs on the underside of leaves, so having broadleafed plants such as Anubias is an advantage. The leaf can simply be removed to allow the fry to be raised separately. Paramecium is best offered as a first food for the fry.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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