Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Red-tailed Chalceus is a Chalceus type of fish that belongs to the Characidae family. This fish variety hails from South America, and is extremely active and moving at all times. The Red-tailed Chalceus fish breed a big predator and is supposed to be maintained with other big size fish. In their native waters, these fish varieties have been observed jumping above the water surface in chase of insects. Usually, these fish breeds prefer the water environment with the temperature ranging from 73 Degree Fahrenheit to 82 Degree Fahrenheit.
The Red-tailed Chalceus is capable of growing to a maximum body length of 10 inches. The body of these fish breeds is somewhat lengthy and pike-like in look, and its reddish pink tail has the appearance of a glossy predator. The fish is lengthened and compressed sideways. The scales on the upper part of the body are fairly large and they become smaller as the skull toward the lower areas.
The most distinguished feature of the Red-tailed Chalceus fish is the brilliant reddish pink colored tail. The remaining part of the body of the fish is not prominent, but they offer an overall pleasing look. The back part of the fish is silver in color and the sides of its body are silver with a blue or greenish iridescence. The bottom part of the body of the fish is silver in color with a slight pink shade. The color of the fins of the breed can vary from a shady red to a pale yellow or orange. In the upper part of the eye, the eyelids are also seen with orange to yellow. There is a dim mark close to the gill cover.
The Red-tailed Chalceus fish varieties are carnivorous, and they feed on sliced meaty foods, like shrimp, complemented with a few live foods, such as bloodworms. As they are tailored to hunting live victim, they might not feed on chunks or pellets that have ruined to the bottom.
As the Red-tailed Chalceus fish is a defensive variety, the communal interactions of small clusters of two to five fish can get powerful and violent. This fish variety is best maintained in his individual tank or with dissimilar varieties, or in a single-variety group of 12 or more fish.
The average lifespan of the Red-tailed Chalceus fish breed is 3 years to 8 years.