Tucanoichthys tucano

10. June 2015

Tucanoichthys tucano

we are able to offer this tiny, very nice and extremely rare dwarf
tetra once more. We have both wild collected and German bred ones in

This tiny little species attains a maximum length of
around 2 cm and is thatfore an ideal fish for nano aquaria.
Tucanoichthys lives endemic in the upper Rio Negro basin, to be more
precise in the Rio Uaupes. Fishes from that region should be kept in
very soft, strongly acidic water (pH 5). The water should be coloured
brownish with humidic acids. Males have red in the caudal and anal fin,
which is missing in females.

In dark aquaria the pastel, but shining colours of the fish are presented best.

our customers: the animals have code 298923 (wild) and 298933 (bred) on
our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale
trade. Available in limited numbers only!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer