Colombian Sharks

USD 7.07

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Colombian Sharks, also known as Colombian Tetras, are lively and social freshwater fish characterized by their sleek silver bodies and distinctive black markings, resembling a miniature shark. They are popular choices for community aquariums due to their peaceful nature and active swimming behavior.

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Colombian Sharks, scientifically named Hyphessobrycon columbianus, are energetic and sociable freshwater fish native to South America. These tetras sport a sleek silver body adorned with striking black markings that resemble those of a shark, hence their common name. Colombian Sharks are renowned for their active swimming behavior and often form schools, providing a captivating display in the aquarium. They are relatively hardy and adaptable, making them suitable for beginner and experienced aquarists alike. In the wild, Colombian Sharks inhabit slow-moving rivers and streams, where they feed on small invertebrates and plant matter. In captivity, they thrive in well-maintained aquariums with ample swimming space and peaceful tankmates. Providing a varied diet consisting of high-quality flakes, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods will help keep them healthy and vibrant. Colombian Sharks are peaceful by nature and can coexist with a wide range of freshwater fish species, making them excellent additions to community aquariums. However, they may display fin-nipping behavior if kept with long-finned or slow-moving tankmates. Overall, Colombian Sharks are delightful and active fish that add vibrancy to any freshwater aquarium setup.