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Beacon Fish

 

Family: CHARACIDAE
Species: Hemigrammus ocellifer
Common Name: Beacon Fish, Head and Tail-light Fish
Size: Up to 2 in (5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: rivers in the Amazon region and Guyana
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept flake frozen or live.
Behavior: Peaceful schooling fish.
Water: Temperature 71 to 79°F (22 to 26°C), pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
Care: Easy, should be kept in schools of six or more for best well being.
Communities: Excellent, keep with other peaceful species.
Suitability: Excellent.

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