Characidium spec. V

6. July 2007

This prettily drawn representative of the genus Characidium reached us over Rio de Janeiro, its actual occurrence area is unknown. A classification of the more than 50 Characidium species is difficult, for orientation we here adopt the numbering of the Aqualog photo collection. As natural biotope small clear watercourses are to be assumed. The water should be well aerated and be sufficient for the general requirements on water chemistry (pH around 7, GH max.15). It concerns here a ground inhabiting omnivore fish. Considering the small mouth opening however not to large pieces of food should be offered to the animals. For the keeping of groups, tanks should be used by 100cm length, since the animals like to built up small territories. Breeding might not be difficult as with other Characidium species too.(Photo: Erwin Schraml, Text: Klaus Diehl)

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