Head & Tail Light Tetra "Hemigrammus ocellifer"

Care Level

Low

Placement

Any

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Red, Silver, White

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Acidic (5-7 pH), soft water (3 to 6 dGH), 74 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Head & Taillight Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer) is a South American fish species, native to the many tributaries of the Amazon River. The Head & Taillight Tetra will reach a length of two inches, and may for several years in captivity. Being a smaller, more passive Tetra, it is best kept within a peaceful community setting.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Acidic (5-7 pH), soft water (3 to 6 dGH)

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Omnivore Pellet, Spirulina, Tropical Flake

Dimorphism: It is difficult to determine the gender of the Head & Taillight Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer). However, the female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Head & Taillight Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer) are typically compatible with Danio, Rasbora, Corydoras, Apistogramma, Mikroramirez, Hatchetfish, and other relatively small Tetra.


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