Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and plant matter (Ref. 7020).
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Distribution

South America: Lower Amazon River basin.
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Lower Amazon River basin, Brazil.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 45 mm ---
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Max. size

4.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.8 - 8.0; dH range: 25
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and plant matter.
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Before spawning takes place in the tank, male carries out a courtship display in front of the female. Female lays eggs at random and eggs hatch in about 30 hours (Ref. 7020).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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