Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)
A larger growing and colorful characin, the Pinktail Chalceus is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the aquarium, they are hardy and long lived, but tend to be skittish and shy if not kept in a group of 3 or more fish. With their size and bold demeanor, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.