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General Body Form:
Typical tetra body shape, with the males being more slender and sleek than the females. The males also have a “hook” at the beginning of their anal fin.
Not a difficult characin to breed, although you'll need to set up a separate tank if you want to raise decent numbers of fry. Something around 18" x 10" x 10" in size is fine. This should be dimly lit and contain clumps of fine-leaved plants such as:
It can be spawned in a group, with half a dozen specimens of each sex being a good number. Condition these with plenty of small live foods and spawning should not present too many problems.
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