Flagtail Prochilodus (Semaprochilodus taeniurus)


A medium sized, attractively marked characin, the Flagtail Prochilodus (also sometimes known as fei feng) is found throughout much of South America, usually in massive shoals. A peaceful, omnivorous fish, they are a popular and sought after addition to very large community tanks and make great dithers for predatory fish or large cichlids. In the wild, they are a migratory species and cross huge distances to spawn. In the aquarium, they prefer clean, oxygen-rich water with moderate current and will do best with a varied diet high in plant matter. This species can be a useful nuisance algae eater for larger aquariums or those with large or predatory species.


Flagtail Prochilodus (Semaprochilodus taeniurus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Omnivore and algae/biofilm grazer
Adult Size: 12″
Recommended Tank Size: 100 gallons
Compatibility: Fairly peaceful, but may nip at certain fish.  A good dither for large cichlids or predators.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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