Chalceus macrolepidotus

Scientific name Chalceus macrolepidotus
Descriptor Cuvier
Year of description 1818
IUCN category NE
Family Characidae
Genus Chalceus
Chalceus macrolepidotus Chalceus macrolepidotus

Introduction

Chalceus macrolepidotus is a fresh water fish from the Amérique du Sud.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Longevity
    8 year
  • Shape
    Rectangular
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Longevity
    8 year
  • Shape
    Rectangular

How to recognize Chalceus macrolepidotus ?

Chalceus macrolepidotus measures between 20 and 25 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly orange and argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Chalceus macrolepidotus is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near to the surface. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Chalceus macrolepidotus is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 28 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6.8 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    6 - 10
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

Chalceus macrolepidotus prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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