Albino Buenos Aires Tetra
2 - 5
Minimum Tank Size
Black, Red, Silver, White
Neutral (6.4-7.8 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (4-8 dKH), 64 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemigrammus caudovittatus) naturally occupy a large variety of aquatic ecosystems within the southeastern quadrant of South America. Being from many different lakes, tributaries, and river systems, the Buenos Aires Tetra are very adaptable. Therefore, the Buenos Aires Tetra are a relatively dependable starter fish in a semi-aggressive community aquarium. Buenos Aires Tetras typically will rip at long-finned fish, so it is best to keep them with others of an active, fast-paced temperament. The Buenos Aires Tetra will reach a length of three inches, should be kept in schools (seven, or more, per twenty gallons), and will require at least 29 gallons of livingspace.
Fecundity: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemigrammus caudovittatus) female may produce up to a couple thousand eggs per clutch.
Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.4-7.8 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (4-8 dKH)
Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Bloodworms, Spirulina, Daphnia, and Tropical Flake
Dimorphism: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemigrammus caudovittatus) male will develop bright red dorsal, and anal fins. The female will have a darker, more transparent coloration of the fins. Also, the female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.