Scientific Name: Thoracocharax stellatus
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Approximate purchase size : 3.5 - 5cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible. Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible. Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.
How easy are they to care for?
We would class this as an easy level of care.
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Largely distriuted throughout South America.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Should be kept in a good size group as it may not settle if kept alone.
What water conditions do they require?
A pH range of 5.0 - 7.4 and a temperature of 24-28 degrees Celsius.
What should you feed them?
Live and Frozen Foods, it can be trained to feed on flake
How compatible are they with other fish?
Generally a peaceful species.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Unrecorded in captivity.