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Blue tetra is one of the few freshwater fish that has blue coloration. The blue color presents on the half back body of the fish and remaining half is transparent. A pink coloration also be seen at the base of the tail. This blue and pick color gives an eye popping and very beautiful appearance to the fish.

Cochu’s Blue Tetra are omnivore means they can eat both planted and animal-based food. In the wild blue tetra feed mostly on the plant-based matter. so to replicate their natural food use commercially available food with the higher plant-based matter in it. Always choose fish food that is higher in quality and nutrition. Do not compromise on the quality of the food.
As everything is perfect the female blue tetra lays eggs on the smooth surface of the leaves of the plant and the male fertilizes the eggs. After the male fertilizes the eggs remove the breeding pair from the breeding tank to secure the eggs or fry from being eaten by the parents. Eggs normally hatch in 24 to 48 hours. At that point, you do not need to feed your fry as they sustain on egg yolk. After a day egg yolk depleting and you need to feed them with baby brine shrimp or any commercially available fish fry food for better nourishment.Blue Tetra is very easy to care for and they can tolerate a wide range of water parameters and which makes them a great choice for beginner aquarists. Maintaining water quality and providing them with a healthy diet not only increases their life span but also prevents them from diseases and infections. A few tips for keeping your blue tetra healthy. Cochu’s Blue Tetra is naturally found in rivers and streams of Amazon river basins in South America. In their natural habitat, the water temperature ranges from 73°F to 82°F, and water pH is anywhere from 6-8. Cochu’s Blue Tetra is a small size, very beautiful freshwater fish. This species of tetra is named after sir Ferdinand (Fred) Cochu who introduced it to the world in 1956. It is commonly known as Blue Tetra or Blue king tetra in the aquarium hobby. Its scientific name is “Boehlkea fredcochui” and a species of characin family. This fish Is shoaling species which means they prefer to live in groups with their own kind. A minimum group of 6 is recommended for a tank size of 20 Gallons but you can add as many as you can according to your tank size.Blue Tetra is very easy to breed in captivity. All you have to do is set up a separate breeding tank and keep certain things in mind while setting up to maximize the chances of getting successful breeding.

Cochu’s Blue Tetras typically occupy the top and middle level of the water column, although they can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well. This tetra is safe with most other peaceful fish, provided that there is plenty of space in the aquarium. It is extremely active, especially at feeding time, so it can be intimidating to slower-moving fish and it may nip at long-finned fish. This harassing behavior is much less likely in a larger aquarium. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates. This fish could possibly be kept with adult dwarf shrimp, but we do not recommend it in most aquariums due to the extremely active nature of this tetra. Cochu’s Blue Tetra must be kept in schools of 6 or more. Since it is tank-bred, this fish is very adaptable, but its natural habitat contains soft, acidic water that is rich in tannins and leaf litter. Its colors will be brightest with dark substrate.* For the safety of our animals, we now ship live fish exclusively via UPS Next Day Air. If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout * Cochu’s Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui), also known as the Blue King Tetra, is an excellent choice for many medium to large community aquariums, especially planted aquariums. It is one of the few freshwater aquarium fish that has bright blue coloration. In the case of Cochu’s Blue Tetra, most blue coloration is on the back half of an otherwise nearly transparent body. There is also often pink coloration at the base of the tail. Males are usually more vividly marked than females. JavaScript is required for this site to function properly. If you have disabled it to steal our source code or photos, please be aware that this is not legal and we will pursue legal action.They are a very active species so open swimming spaces must be provided, any planting should be confined to the sides and rear of the aquarium, the lighting should be dimmed, floating plants will assist with this. It is advised to keep other more peaceful species of tetra to gain some experience before attempting to keep these fish due to their aggressive nature.As of yet there is no record of breeding in captivity, but it is believed that Blue tetras prefer to lay their eggs on the underside of broad leaved plants. They will follow the breeding habits of their close cousins in the wild, this means that the parents will see the eggs as a food source but in natural waterways the waterways are obviously a lot larger than confinement of an aquarium so the fish tend to leave the eggs alone as they go about their daily travels. No parental care is shown and the fry once free swimming will survive on micro-organisms in the water.

The Blue Tetra should be kept in a larger aquarium than other tetras (no less than 30 gallons), as they can become aggressive if confined to a smaller tank. Hiding places and the addition of plants will be welcomed by these fish. Boehlkea fredcochui are middle swimmers that will rest in the night hours. Do not keep Blue tetras with other fish that have flowing fins as they do have a reputation for being fin nippers. This mostly occurs during feeding times. If they are kept in large enough groups the fin nipping should subside but make sure that the aquarium is large enough to house the fish. These fish should never feel confined the aquarium should have a water volume of at least 30 gallons, they will still show some aggression to each other but if in too small an aquarium the aggression will spread to other tank mates.
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Are cochu Blue Tetra aggressive?
This tetra is safe with most other peaceful fish, provided that there is plenty of space in the aquarium. It is extremely active, especially at feeding time, so it can be intimidating to slower-moving fish and it may nip at long-finned fish. This harassing behavior is much less likely in a larger aquarium. CachedSimilar
A 2.5-gallon tank will accommodate one to three guppies. Wild-type guppies are extremely hardy, which is good because 2.5-gallon tanks can be hard to cycle and maintain.Another great use for small tanks is growing insect larvae. Your betta might not love living in a 2.5-gallon tank, but it will adore eating mosquito or fruit fly larvae you grow in one.

We recommend White Cloud Mountain Minnows or Rosy Red Minnows. Keep them in schools of six, so they don’t get lonely. Also, beware of overcrowding in such a small tank.
Some sources say you need at least five barbs to form a functional community, and we really can’t recommend cramming five barbs into a tank this small. If you must. Some fish, including schooling fish like guppies, will get depressed if they’re kept alone, and as we’ve just discussed, barbs can’t thrive without a five-fish community. This means harmful substances, like ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates, can build up quickly, and even trace amounts of ammonia or nitrites can kill your fish.

Ultimately, a 2.5-gallon tank is better used as a tool than a permanent home. A small tank can come in handy if you ever need a breeding tank, a quarantine tank, or another temporary home for your fish.However, if you are a nano tank hobbyist or want to purchase a GloFish kit, you can make a 2.5-gallon tank work. Also, a well-maintained tank with 2.5 gallons of water is infinitely better than an unfiltered fish bowl or a vase.

Many minnows are “feeder fish,” which means they are bred as food for other fish and small reptiles. Although a 2.5-gallon tank is not ideal for most fish, a small tank life is better than being dinner for little minnows.

All this being said, a 2.5-gallon tank is never big enough to house multiple species. While it might be tempting to keep a Cherry barb with a Neon tetra, you are setting both fish up for failure.
Cherry, Checkerboard, and Golden dwarf barbs are small enough to live in a 2.5-gallon tank. Barbs can be tricky, though. You must keep enough of them to form a hierarchy, which can be a tight squeeze in a small tank.One of the reasons 2.5-gallon tanks are not recommended for most fish — and why we keep cautioning you against them — is that small tanks are very hard to cycle. Yes and no. Your betta will survive, but it’s not an ideal environment for your fish. While your betta would prefer a 5-gallon tank, it can get by with a 2.5-gallon tank and some live plants. Just make sure you only keep one betta at a time because two males will fight, and a 2.5-gallon tank simply isn’t big enough for a mating pair or a sorority of female bettas.Not many fish can live happy and healthy lives in a 2.5-gallon tank. If possible, we recommend giving your fish room to roam in a 5-gallon tank. In the fish-keeping hobby, bigger is usually better, as well.

You can also keep five or six Cherry shrimp in a 2.5-gallon tank with no problem at all. Some shrimp keepers have succeeded with up to 10 shrimp in a 2.5-gallon tank!
A teeny tiny aquarium is perfect for a planted shrimp or snail tank, which can include loads of live plants and one or two snails — or plenty of plant life and five or six shrimp!

Because most fish prefer a larger tank, keeping snails or shrimp is one of the best things you can do with a 2.5-gallon aquarium. Unlike fish, snails will thrive in a small tank and even breed. Careful, though; some types of snails reproduce quickly!
Remember that most cichlids should be kept by themselves or in male-female pairs in a nano tank, and some species are harder to keep in nano tanks than others.

If you’re not quite ready to keep living creatures in a 2.5-gallon tank, don’t worry! This size tank is perfect for creating a beautiful underwater garden, and you can always add shrimp, snails, or small fish later.Please do tons of research before you buy and populate a 2.5-gallon tank, and if you’re looking into nano fish keeping, make sure you have had several successful tanks in larger sizes first.

How big do blue king tetras get?
OverviewSynonymsNoneDistributionBrazil and Colombia.Maximum Size4cm (1.58″ )Temperature22-26°CWater ParametersNeutral to slightly soft and acidic is best long-term. pH: 6.0-7.2, dH: up to 15 degrees.
Some small fish can survive in a 2-gallon tank, but no fish can thrive in a tank this small. If you must keep a fish in a 2-gallon tank, keep reading our list to see what species might work.

Телефон со всеми контактами и паролями остался там, в блиндаже под Донецком, поэтому долго не мог выйти на связь ни с родными ни с друзьями которые остались там. Но не давно вспомнил пароль от одной соцсети и через чужой телефон связался с мамой. Попросил её найти блокнот с паролем от гугла и перевести денег одному пацану который продавал телефон. Всё получилось и теперь я с телефоном и гугл восстановил мне все контакты и всё остальное кроме телеги и ватсапа там просит код из смс а симка моя осталась в старом телефоне но я что нить придумаю. Вайфай тут очень хороший так что не скучаю, смотрю ютуб, листаю пикабу и т.д.
P.S.: Пока гугл не восстановил мне старые пароли я по глупости зарегистрировал новый акк на пикабу теперь не знаю как его удалить потому что уже успел забыть от него пароль и логин тоже 🙂

По ранению: задело печень, кишечник и какой то нерв ушибло который в правую ногу идёт, так что нога плохо слушается меня и как будто онемевшая. Но док говорит что в течении месяца буду бегать как новенький, дают сейчас омепрозол чтоб кишечник лучше работал, какое-то лекарство для печени и лекарство для ушибленного нерва, на ночь ставят капельницу иногда.

What is the toughest tetra fish?
Buenos Aires Tetra – This species of tetra comes from the Buenos Aires region of Argentina, as you can tell from the name. These tetras are one of the hardiest species for the home aquarium, though they generally aren’t a good choice for planted tanks.
Самочувствие и настроение хорошее, док сказал что три миллиона я точно получу. Ребята сказали что все мои вещи, документы и телефон собрали в рюкзак и как только транспорт будет в Россию в часть в Камышине так сразу отправят а там маман не далеко и заберёт.

Всем привет! Жив, не очень здоров но живой, руки-ноги целы. 10-го июня накрыло нас касетами. Получил 4 осколка в спину и один осколок зацепил большой палец правой руки, упал в траву и думал всё – крышка мне, помру, но прибежали пацаны, вкололи Промедол и на носилках в камаз, в нём я и отрубился, очухался слегка когда с меня ножницами срезали всё что на мне было, потом занесли в вертолёт, там увидели что я очухался и вкололи ещё что то, в себя я опять пришёл на аэродроме, у кого-то спросил где я? Мне сказали что в Ростове и перегружают меня на самолёт до Москвы. Самолёт помню но как летел не помню, видимо опять вырубился. В себя пришёл в реанимации уже про оперировать меня успели, чистенький, все раны зашиты, куча трубок из живота и с боку торчит. На потолке природу показывают в основном лес иногда речку видел. Попросил врача переключить канал – он улыбнулся и спросил чем мне этот не нравится, я сказал что лес и река какие-то однообразные, надоело одно и тоже смотреть. Сказал что сейчас поищет пульт и ушёл. Только на второй день до меня дошло что это галлюцинации были. В реанимации я пролежал 6 дней, ну из тех что я помню. Потом перевели в общую палату, где я нахожусь до сих пор. Дренажные трубки уже сняли, вчера с живота сняли швы. Уже сам хожу потихоньку в столовую и в туалет, на балконе в тихоря покуриваем с пацанами.
While not a picky eater, Cochu’s Blue Tetra will thrive and remain very colorful on a varied diet of meaty foods. High-quality flake food, pellets, and frozen or freeze-dried tubifex and bloodworms will all be readily accepted.Kept and cared for at our massive aquarium fish store in San Diego, California. Our shop is filled with over 750 aquariums and houses one of the largest collections of aquatic creatures including beautiful freshwater fish for sale both online and in-store. Find a wide selection of tropical fish, shrimp, and more! Everything you need to design the perfect tank at home! You’ll find a variety of fish well suited for any freshwater tank including community aquariums, goldfish aquariums, African cichlid aquariums, and planted aquariums.

What is the most aggressive tetra?
The bucktooth tetra may not look like a piranha, but in the author’s experience, it is more aggressive than one! Learn how to care for these beautiful but vicious animals for a truly fascinating tank in your own home.
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As with most tetra, the Cochu’s Blue Tetra will do best in a well planted fish tank aquarium, it is recommended that a group of at least 6 of them although ideally 10 are kept as this shoaling fish does better when part of a group.
Blue tetras are an active species and should be kept in a large enough tank to swim around in comfortably. A school will require a tank with at least 25 gallons of water. A 50-gallon tank is ideal for a group of more than six.Blue tetras should be kept in water that is at a temperature of around 78°F, although they can withstand temperatures of up to 82°F. In their native tropical habitat, they live in temperatures ranging from 72°F to 82°.Blue Tetras should be transferred to a smaller spawning tank filled with soft, acidic water when breeding. They are egg scatterers, and their eggs should be separated from their parents until they hatch to prevent them from being eaten. A good option is to transfer the eggs to a breeding box while they hatch. When hatched, the fry can remain in the breeding box to grow while being fed a diet of infusoria or finely crushed fish flakes until they’re large enough to eat live baby brine shrimp.

Blue tetras should never share a tank with fish that have long fins. Blue tetras are prone to fin nipping and can mangle fish with long or flowy fins. Guppies, Betas, and Angelfish are examples of fish that should not be kept with blue tetras.
Since blue tetras are omnivores and natural-born scavengers, they’re typically easy to feed. They can be fed high-quality fish flakes or pellets and consume live or frozen brine shrimp and frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms. When feeding bloodworms, they may need to be cut into smaller pieces so they’re small enough for the tetras to eat. Something to remember when selecting food is that although they’re omnivores, their diet should still include plenty of plant content to provide them with enough nutrients.

Can tetras live in a 2.5 gallon tank?
Tetras. Small tetras are designed for small tanks, but you can only keep one or two in a 2.5-gallon tank.
When adding a filter to the blue tetra’s tank, it’s best to use a gentle water filter that’s not too powerful. Sponge filters are a good option. To maintain the quality of the water in the tank, 10% of the water should be changed once a week or 25% every two weeks. They appreciate plants and driftwood that offer dark hideouts as long as the decor doesn’t take up too much of their space to swim. Because they are partial to a dimly lit environment, it’s a good idea to supply their tanks with driftwood or bogwood to offer sufficient shade from any harsh lighting. A darker substrate with dark-colored gravel or sand will also foster a dimly lit environment and draw more attention to the their luminous appearance.

Do tetras grow fast?
Adult tetras can grow up to 1.5-2 inches. They grow slowly, and they may only reach 0.25 inches after the 2 months they are born. Generally speaking, tetra fry takes about 8-12 months to be matured. It depends on the fish species, habitat, and diet.
Blue tetras are usually found online, where they can be purchased in pairs or schools of 6 or more. Although they’re not as commonly distributed in the U.S. as other tetras, they may be sold in select local fish shops.

Are blue tetras aggressive?
Short description. The Blue Tetra should be kept in a larger aquarium than other tetras (no less than 30 gallons), as they can become aggressive if confined to a smaller tank. Hiding places and the addition of plants will be welcomed by these fish.
Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui), also known as Cochu’s Blue Tetra, is a tropical fish that is native to the Amazon Basin. Not to be confused with the Blue Tetra (Knodus borki) of Peru, Cochu’s Blue Tetra is found in rivers and streams throughout Colombia and Brazil.

The Cochu’s Blue Tetra is a smaller species of tetra that is blue in color, and its blue pigmentation varies in intensity according to its health condition and sex. Although its fins and body are mostly translucent, this fish is known for its signature blue coloration that may reflect hues of pink, creating an iridescent effect that enhances its effervescent shimmer.

Blue tetras are a generally peaceful species, although they can exhibit aggression when crowded in a tank with limited room to swim. Lone fish may also behave aggressively without the company of others. A good way to prevent aggressive behavior is to ensure they always have plenty of swimming room and other fish of the same species to keep them company.
Blue tetras are most compatible with other small tetras (e.g., Neon Tetras, Ember Tetras, Diamond Tetras, Red-Eye Tetras, and Von Rio tetras); they also typically get along with Corydoras, Rasboras, Mollies, Rainbow Fish, and Platies. A good rule is to keep blue tetras in a tank with non-aggressive fish of the same size and speed so that they don’t run into competition when vying for food.

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How many tetras are minimum?
6 tetra fish Tetras are schooling fish and therefore they live happily in groups. Therefore, in the case of tetras, the classic rule of THE MORE, THE MERRIER applies literally. However, if you are the kind of person who believes in numbers, then a minimum of 6 tetra fish is recommended.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.The fish you choose to stock your tank is not a decision that should be made lightly. The articles in this category will help you understand the basics of fish compatibility and will provide you with other information you need to make an informed decision when stocking your tank.We and our partners use cookies to Store and/or access information on a device. We and our partners use data for Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. An example of data being processed may be a unique identifier stored in a cookie. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below. The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. If you would like to change your settings or withdraw consent at any time, the link to do so is in our privacy policy accessible from our home page..A densely planted 30 gallon or larger tank with a sandy or fine gravel substrate, some driftwood or bogwood and a few rocks, some floating plants to diffuse light, and plenty of swimming space will keep these fish happy. They require good water quality that is highly oxygenated with a moderate amount of current in their tank, and because they are a schooling species, they should be housed in groups of at least 6 to 12 of their own kind.Cochu’s Blue Tetras should be fed a mixture of high quality flake food or micro pellets. Their diet should be augmented with fresh, frozen or freeze dried brine shrimp, Daphnia, bloodworms and tubifex to maintain optimal health and color.Cochu’s Blue Tetra is rarely available to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts, but farm raised specimens are occasionally sold when they are 1″ to 1 1/2″ in size. This species is not ever common in the aquarium trade.

Cochu’s Blue Tetra has a silver and blue body with a blueish horizontal stripe at the lateral line and a dark splotch at the caudal fin. They have a concave tail and transparent fins. Females are are generally less colorful and plumper than males.Posted on 23 August 2015. Tags: Blue King Tetra, Boehlkea fredcochui, Cochu’s Blue Tetra, Cochu’s Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui) aka Blue King Tetra, tropical fish keeping

Boehlkea fredcochui are relatively easy to breed and they are currently being bred in Florida for the aquarium trade. They are egg scatterers and require soft, acidic water for the eggs to hatch. Conditioned females will deposit their eggs on the undersides of broad leaf plants and because the parents will eat the eggs, successful breeders remove the eggs to a brooding tank immediately after spawning is completed. The fry can be fed infusoria, newly hatched brine shrimp or finely crushed flake food.This species, Boehlkea fredcochuik, has been absent from the aquarium trade for many years, with most tropical fish keeping shops mistakenly selling the Blue Tetra (Knodus borki), as Cochu’s Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui).

Tropical Fish Keeping participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties (.com,, .ca etc.) and any other website that may be affiliated with the Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.Cochu’s Blue Tetras are extremely active by nature and in order to minimize aggression, need a more spacious tank than most other tetras of the same size. Although aggression is generally limited to conspecifics, when confined in smaller tanks, they tend to harass smaller fish regardless of species.

What size tank does a blue king tetra need?
A planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons or larger will provide an ideal environment for the Blue Tetra. A spacious aquarium aquascaped with live plants, rocks and driftwood replicates its natural habitat and helps reduce stress on this fish.
A planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons or larger will provide an ideal environment for the Blue Tetra. A spacious aquarium aquascaped with live plants, rocks and driftwood replicates its natural habitat and helps reduce stress on this fish. When crowded in an aquarium of inadequate size with too many tank mates, the Blue Tetra may resort to fin nipping. The Blue Tetra does best in soft slightly acidic water with high water quality.The Blue Tetra will accept many small foods such as Brine Shrimp or Daphnia, freeze-dried Bloodworms and Tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

The Blue Tetra, also known as Cochu’s Blue Tetra is an active shoaling fish native to the rivers and streams of the Amazon River Basin in South America. This peaceful community-minded fish is immediately recognized by its breathtakingly beautiful blue coloration. Hints of pink coloration gives the Blue Tetra an iridescent, “blushing” sheen that is brought out to maximum effect in setups with darker substrate. Keep the Blue Tetra in groups of six or more as it is a schooling fish that relishes company.Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. Green Bubble Tip Anemone Feeding HD Orange Sea Starfish HD Sixline Wrasse Closeup HD 25G Clownfish Aquarium [Update 5] 25G Clownfish Aquarium [Update 4] Bearded Dragon eating HUGE worm 25G Saltwater Clown-fish Aquarium [Update 3] 10G Planted Aquarium [Update 2] 20G Planted Cichlid Aquarium w/Co2 [Update 1] Load More… Subscribe Aquarium Central is an exciting Aquarium store conveniently located just off the highway at Kunda Park on the Sunshine Coast QLD. We have the largest range of freshwater aquarium fish around. From the most rare and exotic species to top quality and competively priced everyday favourites, come in and browse or shop online. Browse our huge range of drygoods in our large 350sqm retail shop or on our website. There is something to suit every fish keeper from the first timer to the most experienced enthusiast or breeder at a price you’ll find hard to beat.Feed high-grade feed to the tetras until the males show their brightest colors and the female grows broader. Introduce the group to the tank after a few days.

The fish falls under the Characidae family of the Characiformes order. Its official scientific name is Boehlkea fredcochui, but some also called it Mycrobrycon fredcochui.
The fish is pretty hardy and resistant to most diseases. But owing to the fluctuating tank environment, it sometimes becomes sensitive to illnesses like…In captivity, the fish usually survives for 2-3 years. However, in my research over the past 7 years, I noticed that the fish can be sustained for 4 years with optimum maintenance.

Use a darker substrate to mimic its native habitat, highlight the fish’s color, and make it feel safer with dim light. You can choose either fine sand, gravel, or soil to suit the needs of your bottom dwellers.
However, it is not a picky eater. It will thrive on anything you provide but ensure a healthy and balanced diet of good quality feed consisting of live, frozen, and freeze-dried food. You can choose a variety from this list:Add enough rocky structures like caves and branches to increase the darkness. Add driftwood and dry Indian almond or guava leaves to stain the water with tannins and maintain an acidic environment.

Depending on the tank conditions, the eggs hatch after 2-3 days. Until the fry free themselves entirely from their egg sac, don’t feed it. They live on their egg yolk sac for some time.
Blue tetra fish is popular in the aquarium trade for being avid swimmers. It is an excellent choice for anyone that wants a lively and brightly colored peaceful fish for their community tank.

Do blue tetras lay eggs?
Most tetras lay a clear egg that is slightly smaller than one millimeter. Adhesive eggs will appear in the moss or yarn mop. Non-adhesive eggs will filter through the structure and lay on the bottom of the tank.
Use a gentle sponge water filter to sustain a healthy ecosystem. Otherwise, the strong current of the filter might disturb the fish from swimming on its own.On its lateral line, you will notice a blue horizontal line. Its caudal fin also has a dark spot. You may also rarely see a pink shade at its tail base. The fish eye is dark blue with a pop of pink. The fish has a curved tail, translucent fins, otoliths auditory system, and lens eyes visual system. Its hearing range is 200-2000 Hz, and its hearing threshold is 70 dB. Author’s Note: Avoid housing other middle-level swimming tank mates. If no fish comes near it, this will reduce the chances of activating fin-nipping behavior.

Commonly, it’s known as blue tetra and blue king tetra in the aquarium trade. But it also got an interesting name – Cochu’s blue tetra. This name was honored after Ferdinand Cochu, a tropical fish importer, introduced it to the aquarium culture (1956).
So, if you’re satisfied with the information in this think-piece, don’t forget to share the article with other hobbyists. And if there are more questions, write us a mail, and we promise to come back with an answer!The male fish has a relatively slender and streamlined body with vibrant colors. The female fish is comparatively much broader around the belly. It isn’t as streamlined, and the colors are much more muted.

If you get your hands on a group of these uncommon fish, you can build a unique and attractive tank. Beginners can also improve tank maintenance skills while keeping up with this hardy fish’s needs.
The fish is peaceful and sociable around other species. However, this applies only if it has a large enough shoal (group of 6 or more) and enough space to itself. Otherwise, it may get stressed and act like fin-nippers to other tank mates.The freshwater fish is found in the Amazonian River basins of South America, which mainly covers Brazil, Colombia, and Peru’s River Maranon. More precisely, it inhabits the benthopelagic zones of tropical freshwater.