Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)


A larger growing and colorful characin, the Pinktail Chalceus is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the aquarium, they are hardy and long lived, but tend to be skittish and shy if not kept in a group of 3 or more fish.  With their size and bold demeanor, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.

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Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Orinoco Basin
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept almost all frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 50 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful, but may intimidate smaller or slower-swimming tankmates. Best kept with larger, fast moving fish. May nip fins on certain tankmates.

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

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