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Columbian Tetras © fishkeeper
By: fishkeeper
 
Common Name: Columbian Tetra
Latin Name: Hyphessobrycon
Origin: Rio Acandi in Columbia
Temperature: 73-80°F (23-27°C)
Ease Of Keeping: average
Aggressivness: Peaceful, a lot less nippy than other tetras.
Lighting: doesn't matter
Adult Size: 2.5 inches (6.25cm)
Minimum Tank Size: 15 gallons (60 liters)
Feeding: This fish will accept flake foods but a little treat like freeze dried blood worms, black worms, brine shrimp etc. will be very helpful.
Spawning Method: Egg scatterer
 
Comments: I have these tetras with medium sized angelfish and blood fin tetras. They don't pick on anybody else. They have a bright, metallic blue on there back side and red fins. Great for communities, but keep no less than 5 in a tank.
 




 
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