Lemon Tetra

Lemon Tetra

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Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

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Synonyms



None



Distribution



Tapajos River Basin, Brazil. Most specimens
offered for sale in the aquatics trade are tank-raised.



Sexual Dimorphism



Females fuller bodied. Males with slightly wider
black edge to anal fin. Males also have tiny hooks on the anal fin.



Maximum Size



4cm (1.58?)



Water Parameters



Captive-raised specimens will acclimatise to a
wide range of conditions. pH: 6-8, dH: up to 20 degrees.



Temperature



23-28 deg C (73-82 deg F)



Compatibility



Community



Lighting



No special requirements


 

Care

The Lemon tetra is a 
beautiful, peaceful community species which is best kept in groups of 6
or more. They may not always show their best colours in shop stock tanks, but
once settled into the planted home aquarium, their stunning lemon yellow
colours will intensify. An albino variety is also available.

 

Feeding

Will accept flake, micropellets and frozen foods such as
mosquito larvae, brineshrimp and daphnia.

 

Breeding

Can be a little tricky as females sometimes have difficulty
expelling their eggs. To overcome this, many breeders will use one male and
several females in the breeding aquarium. Spawning commences at first light and
eggs are normally scattered over fine-leaved plants.