Cochu’s Blue Tetra
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Blue King Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui), also known as Cochu’s Blue Tetra, is a tropical fish that is native to the Amazon Basin. Not to be confused with the Blue Tetra (knodus borki) of Peru, the Cochu’s Blue Tetra is found in rivers and streams throughout Colombia and Brazil.

The Cochu’s Blue Tetra is a smaller species of tetra that is blue in color, and its blue pigmentation varies in intensity according to its health condition and sex. Although its fins and body are mostly translucent, this fish is known for its signature blue coloration that may reflect hues of pink, creating an iridescent effect that enhances its effervescent shimmer.

Name: Cochu’s Blue Tetra, Blue King Tetra
Science Name: Boehlkea fredcochui
Temperament: Peaceful

Max Size: 2″
pH: 6.5 – 8.0
Temperature: 72-82F°  (23-28°C)

Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 3-5 years

Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 12+


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