Scientific Name: Chela Dadiburjori
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Approximate purchase size : 2 - 3cm
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How hard are they to keep?
The Orange Chela is robust and happily has a range of other species it will cohabit with.
What is its maximum size?
Where are they from?
Endemic to river drainage systems in Paraguay, ParanÔøΩ and Uruguay.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Orange Chela are a shoaling species, and are best kept in large numbers of at least 8.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 7.5 or higher. Temperatures should range between 24-26°C.
What should you feed them?
Orange Chela should be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet. Being omnivores they will happily accept a wide range of foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Orange Chela are a community fish and are generally accepeted by a wide range of tank mates.
How do you breed them?
They will happily spawn once sexually mature in a well planted aquarium.