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The Buenos Aires tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) is a hardy and boisterous community tropical fish which was discovered in South America. It is best kept in shoals.

Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
Maximum size: 3"
Water temperature: 72-82° F
Swimming level: Middle
Schooling fish (5+)
Experience level: Beginner
Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, lightly planted

Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.

Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia.

Scientific Name Hemigrammus caudovittatus

Feeding Habits
Fresh spinach, zucchini, lettuce and peas. Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.

Brazil: Moderately decorated with rocks, plastic plants and driftwood. Live plants will be eaten.

Additional Comments
Java Fern is a good live plant for Buenos Aires, as they do not like to eat this plant.

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  • Seller location: Morrinsville, Waikato, NZ

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