Splash Tetra

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Description of the Splash Tetra

The Splash Tetra is also commonly known as the Splashing Tetra. It is a schooling fish that does best when placed in groups of at least six. The Splash tetra gets its name from the unusual way it breeds! The fish leave the water and lay their eggs onto an ovrhanging plant. The male then splashes water onto the eggs to prevent them drying out.

Popular Name: Splash Tetra
Species: Copella arnoldi

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Splash Tetra

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This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Splash Tetra species.

  • Size: Up to 4cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 25 to 29 Degrees.PH: 6.0 to 7.5

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen Brine Shrimp, Frozen Daphnia or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Streams and Flooded Forests

  • Behaviour: Keep with other peaceful fish

  • Range: South America

Scientific Classification of the Splash Tetra
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Copella arnoldi

  • Popular Name: Splash Tetra - Splashing Tetra

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Characiformes

  • Family:Lebiasinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Splash Tetra?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist! The Male Splash Tetra is larger than the female and its fins are more extended.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Splash Tetra slimy?
Splash Tetra secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Splash Tetra to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Splash Tetra have gills?
Gills enable the Splash Tetra to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Splash Tetra have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Splash Tetra has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Splash Tetra has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Splash Tetra has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Splash Tetra has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Splash Tetra

Splash Tetra

  • Interesting Information about Splash Tetra

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Splash Tetra slimy?

  • Why do the Splash Tetra have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Splash Tetra have fins?

  • Species: Copella arnoldi

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