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Pink Tail Chalceus
Pink Tail Chalceus

Scientific Name: chalceus macrolepidtus

Origin: Guyanas, Amazon river

Family: Characidae

Other Names:

Technical Info

Temperature: 24 - 26 ℃

pH: 6.8 - 7.2

GH: 10 - 14

Max size: 25 cm

Min Tank size: 300 Ltr

Position in Aqua: Middle swimmer



This predatory schooling fish should be kept in a large aquarium together with other large fishes. They think smaller fishes are food. The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background. In the middle you should leave a large open swimming area. You should cover the aquarium very well because they are good jumpers.



You should give them large live food such as fish.



It would have to be classified as not bred in captivity. I have read a few accounts that they have been bred but it seems to be a sporadic occurrence and only happened in huge aquariums. No reference on the care of the fry, just that large amounts of eggs are scattered among the plants


Compatible with

A large and predatory fish that should not be kept with smaller fish. Only keep with similar-sized or larger robust fish. This fish should be kept singly or in groups of 8 or more to spread any aggression.