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Belgian Flag Tetra


Species: Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus
Common Name: Belgian Flag Tetra or Flag Tetra
Size: Up to 1.5 inches (3.4 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: streams around and including the Tocantins River, lower Amazon
Min Tank Size: 15 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Wide range of foods accepted, preferably live.
Behavior: Very, Peaceful and active
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 72 -83°F (22 28°C) pH 5.5-7.5 dH range: 5 - 15
Care: Medium, Often die if not kept in schools.
Communities: Good with other small peaceful species.
Suitability: Good for the more advanced.

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