Benny Tetra (Creagrutus beni)
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76 Litres (20 US G.)
7-8 cm (2.8-3.1")
6.0 - 7.2
22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)
- Benny Tetra, Goldstripe Characin
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Upper Madeira River basin in northeastern Bolivia
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to sex, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful community fish, keep in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with larger predatory fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will take most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Keep in a spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places as well as some open swimming space. They prefer dimmed lighting with floating plants and a darker substrate.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This little Tetra has a similar body shape to the Neon Tetra, however, the body is mostly silver in colouration with a bold lateral line beginning from the eye and widening towards the caudal and it tends to be orange-red in colouration. The fins are mostly clear but the anal fin has tipped with a white-yellow spot.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )