Other Jumping Characin Names:
Jumping Characin, Splash Characin, Splash Tetra, Splashing tetra, Arnold's splashing tetra, Spraying characin, Spraying characid
Jumping Characin Scientific Name:
Copella arnoldi, Copeina arnoldi
Jumping Characin Temperament:
Species Type: Characins (Tetras)
Jumping Characin Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)
Jumping Characin Life Expectancy: 3 years
Jumping Characin Habitat: South American rivers
Jumping Characin Minimum Tank Size:
Peaceful community fish
Jumping Characin Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - does well with flake foods but will eat just about anything small enough to fit in mouth.
Jumping Characin Description:
These tetras are schooling fish, and should be kept in groups of at least six to prevent the fish from becoming timid and stressed. They like tanks that are well-planted, as they will take cover in the plants from time to time. The Splash Tetra needs a tank with a well-fitting lid, because these fish are very accomplished jumpers.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other community fish
Jumping Characin Breeding & Spawning:
Although it may not be as pretty as some tetras, this fish makes up for it in reproductive behaviour. It lays its eggs on the leaves of overhanging plants and splashes them with water to prevent them from drying out - hence the name Splashing tetra! It's a fascinating, and challenging fish to breed in the aquarium.
Determining Jumping Characin Sex:
Males are larger, have more elaborate fins, and are usually more colorful than females.
All over but prefers top to middle region.
Jumping Characin Diseases:
None specific to species.
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