Flagtail Prochilodus (Semaprochilodus taeniurus)

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Remarks: Flagtail Prochilodus (Semaprochilodus taeniurus) are large characins from South America that make great tankmates for larger cichlids such as Severums, Angelfish, and Geophagus. They have shiny, silver bodies with large, pursed lips and a red and black flagtail pattern on their caudal fin. They can be aggressive towards their own kinds, or attempt to pick microorganisms off of weakened fish. 

Scientific Name: Semaprochilodus taeniurus

Common Name: Flagtail Prochilodus

Max Size: 12"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild Caught

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, Corydoras, livebearers, rainbowfish, Loricariids, medium to large South American cichlids

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