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)