Semaprochilodus taeniurus - Silver Prochilodus Semaprochilodus taeniurus
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Semaprochilodus taeniurus - Silver Prochilodus

Species name: Semaprochilodus taeniurus

Synonym: Semaprochilodus taeniurus

Common name: Silver Prochilodus

Family: Curimatidae

Order: Characins

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 30 cm / 12 inches

Environment: Freshwater

Origin: South America

Temperament: Territorial but otherwise relatively non aggressive.

Company: Semaprochilodus taeniurus (Silver Prochilodus) is best kept alone.

Water parameters: Temperature 24-27˚C / 75-80˚F; pH 5.5 – 7.5

Aquarium setup: Semaprochilodus taeniurus (Silver Prochilodus) requires a relatively large aquarium decorated in such a manner that a number of hiding places are created. This species can’t be kept together with plants since most/all plants will be eaten. They do however prefer to have planted areas present and it is therefore recommendable to use plastic plants to create a couple of planted areas.

Feeding: Semaprochilodus taeniurus (Silver Prochilodus) should be kept on a vegetable diet.

Breeding: We have no information about breeding Semaprochilodus taeniurus (Silver Prochilodus).

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