Common Name: Lemon Tetra Latin Name: Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis Origin: South America (no precise location) Temperature: 72-78 Ease Of Keeping: Easy Aggressivness: Peaceful Adult Size: 1.6" Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon Feeding: Worms, bbs, flake food, vegetables (blanced) Spawning Method: Egg layer
Swims middle to lower stratus of tank.
Males darker black edges on their anal fins, while females have a more contoured shape to their body.
Lemon tetras are a very peaceful and beautiful fish. Lemons are almost translucent in color, but do have a tinge of yellow to them. The better foods they are fed, and the highest of water quality, will ensure a brighter color yellow to their bodies. In a heavily planted tank, it is sometimes difficult to find Lemons, as the plants show through their body.
IMO, Lemons are one of the more timid Tetras, and will usually shy away from any trouble among other fish in the tank. Also, they are not the hardiest in the Tetra family. I lost an entire school of them while moving them to another established tank in the house. While all of the other species lived through that transition, the Lemons did not.