Buenos Aires Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
Buenos Aires Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful but may nip long finned fish
Typical size 5cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number in Tank 5
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
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Buenos Aires Tetra Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
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Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi)

Buenos Aires Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Buenos Aires Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Buenos Aires Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Buenos Aires Tetra is one of the hardiest small aquarium fish and well recommended for beginners. The fish is a peaceful shoaling species with only one drawback; it will eat plants. It may be possible to keep hardy plant varieties such as Java Fern or Anubias sp. but most other plants will be steadily nibbled away. The Buenos Aires Tetra can be kept in most water conditions although good filtration will be appreciated. Can be kept in unheated aquaria down to 18C. May nip at long finned fish such as Guppies and Siamese Fighters.

Buenos Aires Tetra Facts

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Hemigrammus anisitsi, H. caudovittatus, Hyphessobrycon erythrurus | Other names Diamond spot characin | Origin South America; Parana and Uruguay River basins, southeast Brazil | Breeding Egg scatterer. Spawns amongst plants. Eggs hatch in 24 hours | Natural Habitat Tropical and subtropical lakes & ponds | Sexing Males have brighter red/yellow fins. Females are fuller bodied

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