Moenkhausia dichroura is a peaceful schooling fish that is not very easy to keep because he makes high demands on water quality. The water should be not too hard and a peat filter is necessary. A dimmed light by using floating plants and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fish. Some sources say that they eat plants sometimes but other sources deny that. Because they are very rare not much is known about them.
This species was first described in 1858 by Kner.
Synonyms: Tetragonopterus dichrourus.
This fish can be found in South America. They inhabit a very large area in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Uganda and Venezuela.
They are omnivorous. You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.
Breeding Moenkhausia dichroura
About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie