Lemon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis)
The Lemon Tetra is a small and attractive freshwater fish that boasts a bright, lemon-yellow color, making it a standout addition to any community aquarium. Native to the Amazon River Basin in South America, this peaceful and hardy species is perfect for both novice and experienced aquarists.
Lemon Tetras have a translucent, lemon-yellow body with a distinctive black edge on their dorsal and anal fins. They typically reach an adult size of around 1.5-2 inches. Their vibrant colors and eye-catching appearance make them a popular choice for aquarists looking to add a splash of color to their tanks.
These peaceful fish are best suited for community tanks with other non-aggressive tank mates. They are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 to encourage natural behaviors and reduce stress. Lemon Tetras prefer the middle swimming level of the aquarium.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Lemon Tetras are easy to care for and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. A minimum tank size of 15 gallons is recommended, and an ideal community aquarium size would be 20 gallons or larger. Provide a well-planted environment with hiding spots, as well as open swimming areas. A slightly acidic pH and soft to moderately hard water is preferable.
Their diet consists of a variety of foods, as Lemon Tetras are omnivores. Offer a mix of high-quality flakes, small pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia to ensure proper nutrition and maintain their vibrant coloration.
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