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Lemon Tetra


Species: Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
Common Name: Lemon Tetra
Size: 2 in (5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: streams of the Amazon basin
Min Tank Size: 20 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous: Will accept Flakes, Frozen and live foods. Provide a varied diet for best color.
Behavior: Peaceful schooler, Keep more than 6.
Water: Temperature 72 to 82°F (22-28°C) Soft to hard. dH range: 3.0 - 25.0, pH : 5.5 - 8.0
Care: Easy, best kept in schools.
Communities: Fish looks best schooling in a well-planted tank.
Suitability: Good.

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