Red Base Tetra‎ (Hemigrammus stictus)

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Red Base Tetra‎

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Red Base Tetra‎

Hemigrammus stictus

57 Litres (15 US G.)

4-5 cm (1.6-2")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Characidae




Origin

Sexing

Females are larger and plumper than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods but can prove fussy. Feed a mix of pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in acidic water. Decorate the tank with bogwood and dense planting. Does not like bright lighting

Behaviour

An active peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

A small oval-shaped fish with a silver base colour on the body with a black spot just behind the gill plates on either side of the body. The caudal peduncle is bright red, the other fins are translucent. The top half of the iris is red.

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