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    Tucanoichthys tucano

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    I recently managed to acquire a school of these fellas from a Brazil shipment. Very understated tetra that is absolutely beautiful after it settles in. My wife loves their "rosy cheeks" haha

    I'm keeping them as dithers in my Rio Negro tributary stream biotope setup.






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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Very nice photos taken! They are rare and expensive
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    What a beauty! :thumbup:

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Any idea how to sex them? I bought 10 about 6 months ago and they all had varying degrees of red on their fins once they reach their max size. My diplotaena has been spawning non stop in the tank but no luck for these tetras.

    Yours looks very young.

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Quote Originally Posted by Don90 View Post
    Any idea how to sex them? I bought 10 about 6 months ago and they all had varying degrees of red on their fins once they reach their max size. My diplotaena has been spawning non stop in the tank but no luck for these tetras.

    Yours looks very young.
    I have been wondering as well. I got 6 from the first batch at GC and 10 from the 2nd batch. They have grown quite abit now. But all of them look quite similar in body shape and colour. Cant be I got all males....unless the breeder did it on purpose so that we could not breed them :-(

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Do they accept pellets & flakes readily? thanks

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    No idea how to sex them sorry. Mine take pellets readily.

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    They take pellet readily. Not fussy on food fed. However they love worms or brine shrimp eggs and when fed them, they will eat till they have a super big bloated tummy.

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    As with all tetras, the ones more rounded are female. For further info see this entry:

    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...chthys-tucano/
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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    i have 5 of them as well, wanted to get more from GC but they not selling theirs anymore. really exotic fishes. love their rosy cheeks as well

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Any sightings of this fish in lfs at the moment? Looking to acquire some
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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Hong Kong should have - I've regularly seen them in my past 3 trips. I'm going again next week

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Quote Originally Posted by illumnae View Post
    Hong Kong should have - I've regularly seen them in my past 3 trips. I'm going again next week
    i went Hong Kong in October, but failed to see this fish? Can share which shop? Maybe I missed one of them given the density of the shops in that street haha.
    thanks in advance

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    They are at a shop called Green Concept in their shrimp tanks

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    oh, that shop sounds familiar.. will go in and search in detail next year when I go Hong Kong
    thanks!

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Yes always see them in the CRS tank. But be warned that shop opens for business quite late around 1 pm. So if you are rushing for flight you may want to buy 1 day before. Overall very stable I have brought them and bring them back from there. The shops sells the fish at $3 sgd cheaper then Singapore price

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Just got back from HK. Green concept has them, as does a 2nd floor shop called CO2 aquarium. CO2 sells them cheap! 10 for hkd 1400

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Quote Originally Posted by illumnae View Post
    Just got back from HK. Green concept has them, as does a 2nd floor shop called CO2 aquarium. CO2 sells them cheap! 10 for hkd 1400
    CO2 aquarium?! I got add him in my FB haha. ok I will PM him now and ask
    thanks for the info!

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    Re: Tucanoichthys tucano

    Illumnae which staircase did you take to reach this shop too many staircases very confusing

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    oh, I did not visit the shop. i added Co2 aquarium Facebook thru a mutual friend.
    but for sure I will go visit him next year when I go Hong Kong.

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