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Dash-dot tetra

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Family: Characidae
Species: Hemigrammus bellottii
Common Name: Dash-dot tetra.
Size: Up to 1.25 in (2.6 cm)
Habitat: South America: Solimões, Negro, and Maroni River basins.
Min Tank Size: 15 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.
Behavior: Peaceful schooler.
Water: Water Chemistry not overly critical, 73 -82°F (23– 28°C) pH 6.2-7.1 dH range: 5 - 15
Care: Open spaces, many plants, driftwood and with plants subduing the lighting.
Communities: Due to their shy nature and water requirements they are best in a species tank. They would be OK with other small fish that will not out compete them for food.
Suitability: Intermediate. Color tends to fade in the aquarium if conditions are not ideal.

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