Pretty Tetra - Hemigrammus pulcher Hemigrammus pulcher
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Pretty Tetra - Hemigrammus pulcher

Species name: Hemigrammus pulcher

Synonym: Hemigrammus pulcher

Common name: Pretty Tetra

Family: Characidae

Order: Characins

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Upper Amazon basin

Temperament: Peaceful

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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Pretty Tetra - Hemigrammus pulcher