Some important things you need to know in keeping pinktail chalceus fish - fish-hobbyist

Some important things you need to know in keeping pinktail chalceus fish

Pinktail chalceus fish (Chalceus macrolepidotus) is a type of freshwater fish that lives in aquatic environments that have moderate light levels. This fish is most often seen inhabiting the surface layers of rivers that have a high oxygen content.

The pinktail chalceus is found throughout northern South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Peru.

This fish has a silver body color with a pink tail. In the process of breeding pinktail chalceus fish reproduce by laying eggs.

Classification of pinktail chalceus fish:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Chalceidae
Genus: Chalceus
Species: C. macrolepidotus

If you are a fish hobbyist who will keep pinktail chalceus fish then there are several important things you need to know including:

1. Water quality

The water used to raise pinktail chalceus must be of good water quality. How to determine whether or not the water used to maintain this fish can be seen from several water quality parameters, including:

a. Water pH
The pH of the water is very influential on the survival of fish, a good pH value of water is 7.0.
b. Water hardness level
The value of the water hardness level is 12.
c. Water temperature
 Water temperature affects the metabolic rate of fish, the optimal water temperature in maintaining   pinktail chalceus fish is 25 degrees Celsius.

2. Amount of water.

Pinktail chalceus can be kept in an aquarium, water tank or fish pond. The amount of water used to raise these fish must be sufficient. The size of the aquarium that can be used is 120cm x 45cm x 45cm. The amount of water that is filled into the maintenance tank is 240 liters. The water tank used must have sufficient space for the pinktail chalceus fish to move freely.

3. Feed

Feed affects the growth rate of fish. In nature, the main food for this fish is insects and water crustaceans. Artificial feed in the form of dry food can be given to this fish, but it must have good nutritional content. A good diet should contain meaty foods such as shrimp, mussels, blood worms, chopped earthworms,

In maintenance in a water tank in the form of an aquarium, we can add water plants and rocks to the aquarium. The addition or installation of aquatic plants and rocks serves to create an aquarium environment similar to the environment where fish live in nature. In addition, these water plants and rocks can beautify the aquarium. But the addition of this decoration should not be too much because if it is too much it will interfere with the movement of fish in the aquarium.

Pinktail chalceus fish have a habit of swimming in the middle of the rearing tank. In its growth, this fish can reach a length of 25 cm.

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