Tucanoichthys tucano

£6.00

Characidae

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Aquarium Level Middle - Top
Water Type Freshwater

A remarkably beautiful small tetra known only from the upper Rio Negro and Uapes in Brazil and Colombia, the Tucano or Toucan Tetra was only described as recently as 1997 and remains an uncommon import in the aquarium hobby. In the wild, this fish inhabits shallow, quiet areas of flooded forest in deeply tannin stained, highly acidic waters usually in areas of dense leaf litter substrate and overhanging driftwood or branches. With their high contrast black, gold and reddish coloration, peaceful demeanor, and schooling behavior they make a unique and striking centerpiece for a blackwater, botanical-style or aquascaped aquarium. Best kept in groups of 10 or more fish, they will get along with most other peaceful tankmates but are somewhat shy and may be bullied by larger or more boisterous fish. Aquariums which closely replicate their unique wild habitat and water chemistry will help ensure the Tucano Tetra display their best coloration and behavior. Wild Tucano Tetras and other fish collected from the upper Rio Negro in Brazil by artisanal fish collectors help support the sustainable aquarium fishery in the region which has been the focus of Project Piaba for over 25 years.

Terms and Conditions

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Shipping Policy

We ship our fish with DX, the only courier in the United Kingdom who are licensed to ship fish and other livestock by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

We can guarantee next-day delivery for £30 between Monday and Thursday for orders placed before 1pm and for boxes up to 25kg.

We are able to ship on Friday for a Saturday arrival, but this service will cost £45.

Please note that we will not send a fish that day if overnight temperatures are due to be lower than 6 degrees Celsius.

Some of the fish we stock can be sexed and are sold in a pair of 1 male and 1 female. Please bear in mind, however, that we attempt to match them correctly to the best of our anatomic knowledge but there can be some mistakes, as it is not always guaranteed that the fish will be oppositely sexed.

All our fish are packed in double thickness bags for their safety and security.

The bags are then packed into a polystyrene box with a 40h heat pack and a cardboard outer.

After a shipping date is agreed upon, it is the responsibility of the buyer to be at home when the package arrives.

Once the fish arrive it is your responsibility to acclimatise and then quarantine them using the dripping method. All fish leave our care in good health.

International Shipping

On account of stringent regulations and certificates surrounding the shipping of live fish reintroduced following the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) in 2016, Aquarium-Fish Ltd are no longer able to ship to the EU.

However, we are able to ship anywhere else in the world. Please get in touch if you reside outside the UK and are interested in making a purchase to discuss shipping costs and times.

 

 

Dead on Arrival (DOA)

Policy In the unfortunate but unlikely event of your livestock arriving dead we offer a fairly standard common-sense DOA policy, standard for the tropical fishkeeping hobby.

In the event that a fish is DOA, you should contact us within 2 hours of arrival. Failure to meet this timeline will void the warranty with no exceptions.

When contacting us following a DOA, please ensure you send us a video and 3 photos of the fish in the unopened sealed bag it was originally packaged in.

Please take the time to ensure that you send us clear photos. Following a DOA, we will apply the credit of the fish (Excluding shipping) towards a future purchase.

If you pay the shipping again then we can discuss sending you a replacement, or hold the total credit for a future purchase.

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