Columbian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon columbianus)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")
5.0 - 7.0
22.8-27.8°C (73 -82 °F)
- Columbian Tetra, Blue Flame Tetra
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Location where this animal is found in the wild.
- Males are more brightly coloured with slightly more elongated and elaborate fins, especially the dorsal fin. Males are slimmer than females.
- An active community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Will happily co-exist with equally active robust fish, but do not keep with long-finned, slow-moving or shy fish as the Columbian Tetra is very likely to fin-nip.
- Omnivorous, will take pellets and flake as well as live and frozen food.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- This fish prefers a spacious tank with open swimming place and room to shoal. Some hiding places in plants would be appreciated.
- A peaceful shoaling fish that may fin-nip longer-finned fish if not kept in a reasonable sized shoal.
- An attractive little tetra, a high-backed tetra with Piranha-like visible teeth. It's body is pale in colour with vivid blue/green iridescence. The fins are red in colour, the caudal fin being the most vibrant.
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