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Cochu's Blue Tetra

Imported

Cochu’s Blue Tetra

Boehlkea Fredcochui

Native Location: Colombia, Brazil

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 4cm

Temperament: Community with caution

Diet: Omnivore 

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 22-27.5℃ (72-82℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0-8.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 100L for a small group of 6-8

Potential Tankmates: Danios, Barbs, Corydoras. 

Care Level: Easy


The Cochu’s Blue Tetra is a small powder blue species of tetra and a gorgeous one at that. While it has fins that are mostly translucent, it is not uncommon to find slight pinkish shades running through its body which makes it a very attractive fish to add to your planted aquarium.

The ideal aquarium should offer plenty of space for swimming while still providing ample hiding places in the form of wood and thick leaves. Another thing to take note of is that these little Tetra do prefer a low-light aquarium. High powered lights won’t cut it so either reduce the power or add plenty of floating plant species to diffuse the reach of the aquarium light.

The diet of a Cochu’s Blue tetra is one filled with almost all kinds of foods. They will readily accept live, frozen or dry foods all day long. However, like most fish, they do prefer to eat live foods so small daphnia and brine shrimp or bloodworms are a firm favourite.

As an egg-scattering species, the Conchu’s Blue Tetra should be placed in a dedicated breeding tank for best results. Ideally house a small group of male and female Tetra while conditioned for spawning, removing adults after the spawning has been completed.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email atgetfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number togetfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guaranteedoes not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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