Species name: Hemigrammus pulcher
Synonym: Hemigrammus pulcher
Common name: Pretty Tetra
Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches
Origin: Upper Amazon basin
Company: Hemigrammus pulcher (Pretty Tetra) is suitable for community aquariums with other small calm species.
Water parameters: Temperature 22-28°C / 72-82°F; pH 5.0 – 7.0
Aquarium setup: Hemigrammus pulcher (Pretty Tetra) is a hardy species that can tolerate a wide spectrum of water conditions as long as that the water is kept clean. The aquarium should ideally be decorated with dense vegetation and bogwood. They should always be kept in schools.
Feeding: Hemigrammus pulcher (Pretty Tetra) usually accepts flake food.
Breeding: Hemigrammus pulcher (Pretty Tetra) scatters their eggs among plants. They will eat their own eggs if they get the opportunity and it is therefore recommendable to remove the breeding pair from the aquarium as soon as the spawning is complete. The fry accepts baby brine shrimp.
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Hemigrammus pulcher - Pretty Tetra. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk