Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus


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SKU: Orange Flash Congo Tetra WILD (A. cf. nigropterus) LG Categories: ,

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Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus is a species of fish in the family Alestidae, commonly known as the “Orange Flash Tetra.” The “cf.” in the scientific name indicates that the species is closely related to, but not exactly the same as, Alestopetersius nigropterus.

Here’s a generalized care guide for Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus:

Tank Requirements:
– Provide a spacious aquarium with a minimum of 20 gallons or more, depending on the number of fish.
– Use a reliable filter to maintain water quality and provide gentle water flow.
– Water parameters: Temperature 72-82°F (22-28°C), pH 6.0-7.5, hardness 2-15 dGH.
– Use fine gravel or sand as the substrate.

– Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods.
– Offer high-quality flakes or pellets as the staple diet.
– Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.

– They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish.
– Avoid keeping them with larger or aggressive species that may stress or prey on them.

Decor and Environment:
– Provide plenty of plants, floating vegetation, and open swimming spaces.
– Use driftwood and rocks to create natural hiding spots and simulate their natural habitat.
– Dim lighting can enhance their colors and reduce stress.

Water Maintenance:
– Perform regular water changes (20-25% weekly) to maintain water quality and remove waste.
– Keep the water well-filtered to ensure good water circulation.

– Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus are active and enjoy swimming throughout the tank.
– They are schooling fish, so it’s best to keep them in groups of at least 6-8 individuals to reduce stress and encourage natural behavior.

– Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits to ensure optimal conditions.
– Quarantine new fish before introducing them to the main tank to prevent disease transmission.

– Breeding Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus in captivity can be challenging and is not as common as with other species.
– Provide suitable breeding conditions with soft, slightly acidic water and offer live or frozen foods to encourage spawning.

Observation and Enjoyment:
– Spend time observing and enjoying the natural beauty and behavior of Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus.
– Create a peaceful and well-maintained environment to ensure their well-being.

Please note that specific care requirements may vary depending on the individual species within the “Alestopetersius” genus. Always seek up-to-date information from reliable sources or consult with experienced aquarists or fishkeepers to provide the best care for your “Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus” (Orange Flash Tetra) fish.

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