Buenos Aires Tetra "Hemigrammus caudovittatus"
2" - 5"
Black, Red, Silver
Neutral (6.2-7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6 to 12 dH), 66 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemmigrammus caudovittatus) is a schooling fish species that occupies a vast amount of South American territory. The Buenos Aires Tetra will reach a length of three inches, and may live over five years in captivity.
Fecundity: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemigrammus caudovittatus) is an egg scatterer that may produce several thousand eggs per clutch.
Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Omnivore Pellet, Spirulina
Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.2-7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6 to 12 dH)
Dimorphism: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemigrammus caudovittatus) male will develop brighter coloration when mature. The female will retain her more basic colors. The female will also take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.
Compatibility: The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hemigrammus caudovittatus) are typically compatible with Corydoras, Rainbowfish, Humphead Glassfish, Synodontis, Redtail Shark, Swordtail, Gourami, and other large Tetra.