Common Name(s)
Splash tetra, splaying tetra, jumping tetra
Scientific Name
Copella arnoldi
Family
Lebiasinidae
Origin
Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2 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
Known for jumping out of the water and depositing eggs on leaves above the water.
Compatibility
With other small temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-83 Fahrenheit
Copella_arnoldi.jpg

By Zikamoi - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9931092

A schooling fish, so keep in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Males are larger and more colorful than females.