The Splashing tetra (Copella arnoldi) is very famous due to it´s unique way of spawning. The pair jumps out of the water and deposites the eggs on the underside of plant leafes hanging over the water surface (in the aquarium they often spawn on the top glass). After spawning the male guards the clutch and splashes water in regular intervalls over the eggs to avoid drying. The offspring hatches within 36 hours.
This fascinating behaviour is one of the „must have seen“ events in the life of every real enthusiast. However, one tends to forget sometimes the fact that the Splashing tetra also is a real beauty! Currently we have fully grown animals in stock. The Splashing tetra inhabits in the wild savannah creeks in the Rio Xingu basin in Brazil; however, nowadays almost exclusively bred specimens can be found in the trade.s
For our customers: the fish have code 219554 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer