The Taeniacara candidi has long been one of my absolute favorite fish. I have collected them in various areas and bought them a couple of times, ussually mixed in with rummynose tetras.
Size: 2 inches
Distribution: Rio negro area
Aggression, tankmates. This fish does best only with calm, and non belligerant species. Apistos and tetras may take chunks out of the fish’s tail eventually taking a toll on the fish.
Housing requirements. This is a sensitive fish! Needs good water perameters, lots of food and nonaggressive tankmates. In my opinion this will be the first fish to die when the water quality goes bad. I believe this fish can be kept for life in a ten gallon aquarium. Give this fish lots of cover lots of live food, and exellent water quality and this fish will not dissapoint.