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Black Morpho Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani)

$1499 CAD
SKU: 400000030258

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Black Morpho Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani)

Description

The Black Morpho Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani) is a relatively small and peaceful freshwater fish species.

  1. Temperature: The Black Morpho Tetra prefers a tropical temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C). It's essential to maintain a stable temperature within this range to keep them healthy and stress-free.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a small school of Black Morpho Tetras. Keep in mind that a larger tank provides more swimming space and helps dilute any aggressive behavior that might occur within the group.

Feeding Habits: Black Morpho Tetras are omnivores. They will accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flake food, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms. A varied diet helps ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients.

Habitat Preference: In their natural habitat, Black Morpho Tetras are found in slow-moving waters, particularly in the Rio Negro basin in Brazil. They appreciate a well-planted aquarium with areas of open swimming space. Provide hiding places among plants or decorations to make them feel secure.

Water pH Level: These tetras thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. Regular monitoring of water parameters is crucial for their well-being.

Behavior: Black Morpho Tetras are known for their peaceful nature. They should be kept in groups of at least six individuals to allow them to exhibit natural schooling behavior. A larger group helps reduce stress and encourages them to display their best colors.

They spend most of their time in the middle and upper regions of the aquarium. Providing a well-balanced environment with both open spaces and planted areas replicates their natural habitat.

Color and Other Details: As the name suggests, the Black Morpho Tetra is known for its striking black coloration. They have a distinctive iridescent sheen that can appear blue or green under the right lighting conditions. The contrast between their dark color and any plants or substrate in the tank creates a visually appealing display.

Remember to perform regular water changes, monitor water quality, and provide a well-balanced diet to ensure the health and vibrancy of your Black Morpho Tetras. Additionally, compatibility with tank mates should be considered, and aggressive or nippy species should be avoided to maintain the peaceful nature of these tetras.

Specifications

  • Category
    Tetras
  • Species Type
    Morpho Tetra
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 78°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks, Rocky Tanks, Driftwood, Hiding Spots
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Schooling

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Black Morpho Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani)

$1499 CAD

The Black Morpho Tetra (Poecilocharax weitzmani) is a relatively small and peaceful freshwater fish species.

  1. Temperature: The Black Morpho Tetra prefers a tropical temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C). It's essential to maintain a stable temperature within this range to keep them healthy and stress-free.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 20 gallons is recommended for a small school of Black Morpho Tetras. Keep in mind that a larger tank provides more swimming space and helps dilute any aggressive behavior that might occur within the group.

Feeding Habits: Black Morpho Tetras are omnivores. They will accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flake food, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms. A varied diet helps ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients.

Habitat Preference: In their natural habitat, Black Morpho Tetras are found in slow-moving waters, particularly in the Rio Negro basin in Brazil. They appreciate a well-planted aquarium with areas of open swimming space. Provide hiding places among plants or decorations to make them feel secure.

Water pH Level: These tetras thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. Regular monitoring of water parameters is crucial for their well-being.

Behavior: Black Morpho Tetras are known for their peaceful nature. They should be kept in groups of at least six individuals to allow them to exhibit natural schooling behavior. A larger group helps reduce stress and encourages them to display their best colors.

They spend most of their time in the middle and upper regions of the aquarium. Providing a well-balanced environment with both open spaces and planted areas replicates their natural habitat.

Color and Other Details: As the name suggests, the Black Morpho Tetra is known for its striking black coloration. They have a distinctive iridescent sheen that can appear blue or green under the right lighting conditions. The contrast between their dark color and any plants or substrate in the tank creates a visually appealing display.

Remember to perform regular water changes, monitor water quality, and provide a well-balanced diet to ensure the health and vibrancy of your Black Morpho Tetras. Additionally, compatibility with tank mates should be considered, and aggressive or nippy species should be avoided to maintain the peaceful nature of these tetras.

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