Common Name(s)
None
Scientific Name
Copella eigenmanni
Family
Lebiasinidae
Origin
Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.8 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
The eggs are deposited among vegetation, and are guarded by the male until they hatch, but the male (and any other fish) should be removed as he may eat the fry.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
By Blair Chen - Own work, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Males are larger and more colorful.