Copella callolepis . wild male
Copella spec. aff. meinkeni Zarske & Géry (2006).
Copella callolepis was earlier considered as a synonym for Copella nattereri
Distribution and habitat
Río Tapajoz, Río Aripiuns, around Santarem, Igarapé Azul, Ilha do Cameta, Río Negro, Brazil.
I collected this species on several locations in Colombia, in 2017. Here from a small affluent to the Colombian Rio Negro:
I give them newly hatched baby brine schrimps every day, and they seems to love that.
They actually eat everything I offer, and amazingly they also like crushed discus-bits.
Males could be quite territorial, but no one is hurt in the tail slapping "fights".
Spawns continuously among floating plants, and fries of different sizes appear in tanks where the layer of floating plants is thick and other conditions suit them.
Don't seem to hunt on their own fry.