Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Anisitsi)
The Buenos Aires Tetra is a colorful and active freshwater fish native to South America. Known for their hardy nature and adaptability, these fish are a popular choice for beginner and experienced aquarists alike. They make a delightful addition to community aquariums, bringing energy and movement to the tank.
Buenos Aires Tetras have a slender, elongated body that can reach up to 3 inches in length. They display a silver body with a greenish hue, a black diamond-shaped marking near the base of the tail, and striking red accents on their fins. The males tend to be more colorful and slender, while the females are slightly larger and rounder.
Buenos Aires Tetras are social, active fish that enjoy swimming in groups. They are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 to promote their well-being and natural behavior. They are generally peaceful but can be nippy towards tank mates with long, flowing fins.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Buenos Aires Tetras thrive in a well-planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons, with plenty of open swimming space and hiding spots. They prefer a sandy or fine gravel substrate and appreciate the addition of driftwood and rocks in their environment. Water parameters should be maintained at a pH of 6.0-8.0, a hardness of 5-20 dGH, and a temperature of 64-82°F.
Buenos Aires Tetras are omnivorous and require a varied diet for optimal health. They should be fed high-quality flake food, small pellets, and a mix of frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms. Be cautious, as they may nibble on live plants in the aquarium.
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