Corynopoma riisei

Common Names: Swordtail Characin
Swordtail Tetra
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; meta River in Columbia and Trinidad.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful shoaler. Do not keep with fin-nipping species.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Most commercial, frozen, freeze-dried, and small live foods accepted. Well planted tank, but with ample swimming space.
6.5 - 7.5
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
1 dH - 22 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male has swordlike extention on caudal fin.
Breeding: Male uses fleshy structures on gill covers to lure females. Eggs are fertilized internally and then layed by female. Hatching takes about 36 hours.
Comments: Despite being relatively rare in the hobby, this fish is suprisingly well-suited for aquarium life.
Main Colours: Silver, Clear
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Forked
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