Aquarium Connection Home Page Aquarium Connection Twitter Feed Aquarium Connection YouTube Videos Aquarium Connection Facebook Fan Page Aquarium Connection Login Page Aquarium Connectio About Us Page Aquarium Connection Customer Service Page /how_to_ord.php Aquarium Connection Aquarium Store Page Aquarium Connection Pond Store Website Aquarium Connection My Favorites Page Aquarium Connection Home Page Aquarium Connection Join & Save Auquarum Connection Checkout/Cart Page
December 10, 2019
Product Search
Advanced Search
Search Tips
Manufacturers
Search Pond Only
Browse by Category
Additives*
Aeration*
Aquariums & Stands*
Breeding & Propagation*
Cabinets & Stands
Decorations*
Filter & Reactor Media*
Filtration*
Foods & Feeding*
Gravel & Substrates*
Heating & Cooling*
Lighting*
Maintenance & Cleaning*
Medications, Prevention, & Pests*
Miscellaneous Products*
Plant Care & CO2*
Plumbing & Tubing*
Pond Cleaning
Pond Liners & Accessories*
Pumps & Flow*
Testing & Controllers*
Water Conditioners, R/O, & Salt*
Replacement Parts
Miscellaneous Products
 
Browse hundreds of news articles, product reviews and how-to information.
Sulawesi Cardinal Shrimp
Elephantnose Knifefish
Toucan Tetra
Coral Profile: Sinularia Leather Coral
Coral Profile: Sunset Montipora
Coral Profile: Red Lava Chalice
Coral Profile: Green Star Polyps
Coral Profile: Trachyphyllia
Coral Profile: Bubble Coral
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Debauwi Catfish
Gold Ring Danio
Montipora capricornis
Lubbock’s Wrasse
more . . .
Keyword Search
Title Toucan Tetra
Author

Sara Waller

Last Updated

2019-12-04

Abstract

A brief description of the toucan tetra.


                                     

The toucan tetra (Tucanoichthys tucano) is a small fish native to Brazil.  Mature fish reach an adult size of  just over half an inch long.  Mature females usually have rounder bellies and are often a little larger than the slimmer, more colorful males.

                               
The toucan tetra  should be maintained in an aquarium of 10 gallons or larger.  Smooth rocks, driftwood (ZM2000) and live or artificial plants may be used, as well as a sandy substrate (CS7538).  These fish look great in a heavily planted tank with a dark substrate and floating plants to diffuse some of the light.

                                  
The toucan tetra  prefers a water temperature of 68°F to 22°F, a pH of 4.0 to 6.5, and a hardness of 1 to 8°H.  Be sure water is clean and well oxygenated with a gentle flow.

                                                 
The toucan tetra  is suitable for a peaceful community aquarium.  Good tank mates include ember tetras, small rasboras, pygmy cory catfish, otocinclus catfish, and other very small peaceful community fish.  Toucan tetras should be kept in groups of at least 8 to 10 individuals to promote shoaling behaviors and make these small fish more comfortable.

                                          

The toucan tetra  is easy to feed in the aquarium and will readily accept just about any appropriately sized food item such as flakes (AL165) and frozen reef plankton (SF8173).   For maximum color, growth, and health these fish will look their best when given probiotics (AL169) in addition to a balanced diet.

                               

Products related to this article
 
Super Natural Torpedo Beach Sand 20lb Premium Aquarium Substrate
CS7538
 
Mopani Driftwood Small 6"-8"
ZM2000
 
CS Pro Flake Calanus & Spirulina Food 1 oz
AL165
 
Reef Plankton Cube 3.5oz
SF8173

Show other
Related Products
Log In | About Us | Customer Service | How To Order
Aquarium Store | Pond Store | My Favorites | Join & Save | Shopping Cart

© 2014 Aquarium Connection. All rights reserved.