Head & Tail Light Tetra
Less than 2"
Minimum Tank Size
Red, Silver, White
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.
Author: Aquatics Unlimited