Blind Cave Fish

Other Blind Cave Fish Names: Blind Cave Fish, Silvery Tetra

Blind Cave Fish Scientific Name: Astyanax jordani

Blind Cave Fish (Astyanax jordani))

Temperature Range: 68°F-78°F
pH Range: 6-8
Hardness Range: 20-30°

Family: Characidae

Species Type: Characins (Tetras)

Blind Cave Fish Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Blind Cave Fish Life Expectancy: 4 years

Blind Cave Fish Habitat: South American Lakes (Underground Lakes)

Blind Cave Fish Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Blind Cave Fish Temperament: Generally a peaceful schooling fish, but may initially nip at other fish while searching for food. This is generally not something to worry about and tends to cease as the tetra becomes familiar with the other fish in the tank. Excellent for community tanks or for people new to the hobby. This fish is best kept in schools of 3 or more.

Blind Cave Fish Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with flake foods.

Blind Cave Fish Description: The baby Blind Cave Fish are actually born with eyes, but if the fry are raised in complete darkness as they would be in nature, the eyes will degenerate. Keeping Blind Cave Fish fry tanks dark is very important, as fry raised in normal lighting conditions will have partially to fully developed eyes, a very undesirable trait. This species is very easy to keep.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other community fish.

Blind Cave Fish Breeding & Spawning: To induce breeding lower tank temperature to 68 degrees F.

Determining Blind Cave Fish Sex: Females tend to be more robust.

Aquarium Region: All over

Blind Cave Fish Diseases: None specific to species.

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