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Semaprochilodus Taeniurus

Picture of Silver Prochilodus
Common nameSilver Prochilodus, Flagtail Prochilodus
Scientific nameSemaprochilodus taeniurus
SynonymsProchilodus taeniurus (not valid)
Size10" (25cm)
OriginAmazon basin, Brazil and Colombia
Tank setupLarge tank (4ft/120cm plus) with a few tough plants and pieces of bogwood, sandy substrate.
CompatibilityUsually peaceful, but can be territorial.
Temperature23-26oC (73-79oF)
Water chemistryNot critical, but does better in soft, acidic (pH 6.0-6.8) water.
FeedingHerbivore: algae and home prepared veg: lettuce, cucumber, peas. May nibble on plants.
SexingUnknown
BreedingUnknown in aquaria. In the wild they migrate to spawning grounds (i.e. they are Potamodromous).
Comments This species may be confused with a very similar species, Semaprochilodus insignis, which also reaches a similar size.


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