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Copella arnoldi
Splash Tetra, Copeina Tetra

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Name: Copella arnoldi
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: British Guyana
5 cm 40 L 6.8 27C


The Splash Tetra is the hardiest fish I have ever had. I kept it at a pH of 7.0 and temperature of 24C. I have a 200 liter tank with schools of neons, glowlight, rasboras and Splashes. Sometimes they all school together when my two discus get near them. Very hardy fish, I recommend for the beginner aquarist, but remember, get at least 6 Splash tetras and they will live longer and better.

Contributed by Ramon Hernandez

I got a pair of the black banded variety. Just a word of caution, these fish do jump out of the water to reproduce on the undersides of overhanging plants. My aquarium cover had only a 5 cm corner space where the heater and filters were placed. Within two days, both fish managed to jump out to the floor, which meant game over.

Contributed by Richard Scott

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