African Brass Tetra (Alestes humilis)

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African Brass Tetra

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African Brass Tetra

Alestes humilis

170 Litres (45 US G.)

7-15 cm (2.8-5.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

22.2-27.8°C (72 -82 °F)

5-19 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Alestidae



Additional names

African Brass Tetra

Additional scientific names

Brycinus humilis


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to sex, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful and shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Can be kept with peaceful but robust similar sized tank mates.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a large spacious and mature tank.

Behaviour

Generally peaceful if kept in a good group, can be territorial during spawning however.

Identification

An elongated iridescent silver fish with large scales and a forked caudal fin. It has a darker spot at the base of the caudal fin and the body can have blue or yellow hues as well as the silver.

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