Pink Spot Choco Tetra (Pseudochalceus kyburzi)


A unique and rarely seen characin from Colombia’s Pacific Coastal drainages, the Pink Spot Choco Tetra or Kyburz’ Tetra is a fairly large, robust, and fast moving schooling fish ideal for a species tank or display. In the aquarium, they are likely to bully or nip at smaller or more fragile tankmates, and are best kept with similarly-sized, fast moving fish.



Pink Spot Choco Tetra (Pseudochalceus kyburzi)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Choco region along Colombia’s Pacific coast
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most prepared or frozen feeds in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Can be aggressive for a tetra, should not be kept with slow or long-finned tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.4
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm