Colombian Tetra Care Guide

Blub

Colombian Tetra
(Hyphessobrycon columbianus)

Common names:
Colombian Tetra, Blue Colombian Tetra, Blue Flame Tetra, Colombian Redfin Tetra.
Size: 7cm
pH: 5.0-7.0
Tempº: 24ºC - 29ºC
Tank region: Middle layer
Origin: Colombia.
Gender: Males have an elongated dorsal fin, females are plumper than males.
Notes: This elegant tetra species is very similar in terms of care to the rest of it's family. As with most Characins, the Colombian Tetra is highly gregarious and should always be kept in a school. It is also quite peaceful, and makes an excellent addition to a community of similarly sized fish. Colombian Tetras really appreciate being kept in a planted tank; although it is really quite adaptable. The Colombian Tetra was only recently described by science in 2002, but is nevertheless a very popular aquarium species. As with most tetras it is not overly fusst about food, and being an omnivore will happily take most varieties of aquarium foods.
Image: The Colombian Tetra boasts a very attractive blue body which is complemented by it's vibrant red fins.
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