Scientific Name: Hemigrammus ocellifer
Family - Characidae
Size - 4cm (1.5inches)
Origin - Amazon Basin, South America
Care - These fish are very easy to keep and are good for beginners providing water quality is good.
Diet - I feed my head and tail tetras flake food. This is the staple diet however, they are scavengers and eat anything. They also eat Freeze Dried Bloodworms and Brine Shrimp
Compatibilty - Corydoras Catfish, Large Tetras, Mollies, Platies, Plecostomus, Swordtails, Zebra Danio
Tank Conditions - 22-26 Degrees C (72-79 Degrees F), PH should be 6.0-8.0
Breeding - They are egg layers and are extremely easy to breed.
Life Span - Anything up to 5 years
Tank Layout - It is best to keep head and tail tetras in groups of 6 or more. They like a fairly stong current and also places to hide. They prefer a floating plant layer and dimmed lighting is a good idea.
Edited by steelhealr, 18 March 2006 - 10:01 PM.