Gold Tetra Care Guide


Gold Tetra
(Hemigrammus rodwayi)

Common names:
Gold Tetra, Golden Tetra.

Size: 5cm

pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Tempº: 24ºC - 28ºC

Tank region: Middle layer

Origin: Guyana.

Gender: The analfin of the female has a red hue, and a white leading edge.

Notes: This small Amazonian species is an excellent fish for a community aquarium thanks to it’s small size and peaceful nature. As with all tetras, the Gold Tetra needs to be kept in schools of at least 6 or more to avoid stress. Gold Tetras are slightly delicate, so should be added to an established tank with stable water parameters.

They enjoy the cover provided by a planted tank, and will readily accept processed Flake Foods. Gold tetras are very beautiful in the aquarium, and can be quite energetic so open swimming space is a must as well as some cover.
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