Ornate Tetra, False Rosy Tetra, Roberts Tetra, Bentosi White Tip Tetra.
|Size:||1.6 in (4 cm).|
|Habitat:||South America: Native to the Amazon basin in Peru and Brazil. Primarily inhabits forested areas, in sluggish tributaries off the main river channels.|
|Min Tank Size:||15 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice school. Due to their active nature it’s best to keep this species in a tank at least 24″ (60 cm) in length.|
|Diet:||Omnivorous: Feeds chiefly on small invertebrates in nature. In the aquarium, it proves unfussy. Feed a mixture of dried flakes and granules along with small live and frozen foods.|
|Behavior:||It’s a very peaceful species that won’t compete well with very boisterous or much larger tankmates.|
|Water:||Prefers soft, slightly acidic water in pH range 5.5-7.0, hardness 2-10°H , temperature 75-82°F (24-28°C).|
|Care:||A shoaling species – always buy a group of at least 6 of these. A heavily-planted tank with diffused light and a dark substrate suits this species admirably.|
|Communities:||Can be housed with other peaceful fish like tetras, pencilfish, hatchetfish, small catfish and loaches, rasbora; suitable for discus and angelfish..|
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