Blue King Tetra


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Cochu’s Blue Tetra Care
Scientific Name : Boehlkea fredcochui

Common Names : Blue Tetra, Cochu’s Blue Tetra

Cochu’s Blue Tetra Care Level : Easy

Size : 1.6 inches (4.1 cm)

Water Parameters : pH 6 – 8 | dH range: 5 – 12 | Temperature : 73°F – 82°F (23°C – 28°C)

Lifespan : 3 to 4 years

Origin / Habitat : South America, Amazon River basins.

Temperament / Behavior : May be fin nippers when not kept in appropriately sized aquariums and when not kept in large enough schools.

Cochu’s Blue Tetra Breeding : Egg scatterers and the parents will eat the eggs. Eggs need slightly acidic conditions for better hatch rates.

Aquarium Size : 20 to 30 gallon recommended (schooling fish)

Cochu’s Blue Tetra Tank Mates : Keep them in groups of 5 or more to limit the fin nipping. Should do fine with other species when kept in a small school. You obviously don’t want to keep them with fish big enough to eat them.

Diet / Foods : Give them a high quality micro pellet type food or flakes. Supplement with live or thawed freshwater fish food preparations (cube packs).

Tank Region : all over the tank

Gender : Males will be thinner with bolder colors than females.

Photo Credit: Ille Faut (wikimedia)


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