Copeina Splashing Tetra
The copeina arnoldi, or splashing tetra is a pretty, slender schooling fish from the Orinoco River in Brazil. Splashing tetras get their name from their breeding behavior. The male and female jump out of the water and land together on low leaves. They then breed and fertilize eggs, and jump back in the stream.
The tetras are a great community fish but there should be a cover on the fish tank in case a couple of them get in the mood. These tetras are fast swimmers and range over the whole aquarium. Males get a bright fringed large dorsal fin.
- Scientific Name: Copella arnoldi
- Origin: Amazon Orinoco River
- Lifespan: 6 years
- Max Size: 2 inches
- Food: flake, small pellet
- Shipping Size: Approx. 1 to 1 1/2 inch