Jelly Bean Tetra (Ladigesia roloffi)

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Jelly Bean Tetra

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Jelly Bean Tetra

Ladigesia roloffi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-4.1cm (1.2-1.6 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

5-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Alestidae



Additional names

Jelly Bean Tetra, Sierra Leone Dwarf Characin


Origin

Sexing

The male has a longer anal fin than the female.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish but avoid those with long finnage.

Diet

Will accept most foods including 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

Appreciates a spacious tank with dense planting and plenty of hiding places. Does best in acidic water.

Behaviour

A timid peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

A slender elongated tetra with a forked caudal fin. The body is iridescent silver in colour with hints of blue, the fins are translucent with the dorsal and caudal fins with bands of yellow, the dorsal is also tipped with black.

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