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Colombian tetra

 

Family: CHARACIDAE
Species: Hyphessobrycon columbianus
Common Name: Colombian Tetra
Size: 2.5 inches (7cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rio Acandi, Darien, Colombia, Atlantic coast.
Min Tank Size: A group would need a tank measuring at least 30".
Diet: Omnivorous: Wide range of foods accepted, Flake, frozen and live.
Behavior: Peaceful and energetic.
Water: Temperature 75 -81°F (24 27°C), pH: 5.5 - 7.0, Hardness: 12 dGH
Care: An adaptable species that does fine in well maintained aquariums.
Communities: OK, Do not keep with slower species. May nip fins.
Suitability: Good for all.

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