Pinktail Chalceus, scientifically known as Chalceus macrolepidotus, is a type of freshwater fish from South America.
It belongs to the Chalceidae family and is one of five fish in the Chalceus genus. This active fish is always on the move and likes well-oxygenated water.
It usually swims near the surface and may even jump out of the water sometimes.
Pinktail Chalceus eats worms, insect larvae, and small fish in the wild.
Pinktail Chalceus Interesting Facts
- Pinktail Chalceus is a South American freshwater fish found in the Negro and Orinoco River basins.
- This active swimmer prefers well-oxygenated water and stays near the surface.
- It enjoys tropical climates with temperatures between 73.4°F to 82.4°F (23°C to 28°C).
- This fish grows up to 9.8 inches (25.0 centimeters) in length and weigh up to 376 grams.
Pinktail Chalceus Habitat
Pinktail Chalceus lives in South America, specifically in the Negro and Orinoco River basins, as well as the coastal rivers of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
This fish prefers freshwater environments and swims near the surface (pelagic).
It enjoys temperatures between 73.4°F to 82.4°F (23°C to 28°C), and thrives in tropical climates.
|Water Temperature:||73.4°F to 82.4°F (23°C to 28°C)|
Pinktail Chalceus Physical Characteristics
Size: 9.8 inches (25.0 centimeters)
Pinktail Chalceus grows up to 9.8 inches (25.0 centimeters) long. The maximum recorded weight for this fish is 376 grams.