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Head And Tail Light Tetra

Discussion in 'Characins' started by timmystood, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. timmystood

    Oct 28, 2005
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    Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    Common Name: Head and Tail Light Tetra, Beacon fish

    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.
  2. england

    england channa aka snakehead

    Dec 13, 2005
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    Bournemouth Dorset / Medellin Colombia
    heres a picture of my sisters beacon tetra

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