Head and Tail Light Tetra

Latin name: (Hemigrammus ocellifer)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Red, White, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

2"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons

Family

Characidae

The Head and Tail Light Tetra is a great addition to any soft water aquarium! Not only do they provide vibrant color and movement in the tank, but they are also a schooling fish that work better in groups of six or more. It is important to provide adequate hiding spaces and natural habitat elements such as live plants, rocks, and driftwood to ensure the well-being of the Tetras. With the right environment, these fish can bring a lot of life to any tank! Furthermore, they are easy to care for and are great for hobbyists of all levels.

Head and Tail Light Tetras breed readily when given the ideal environment. A hospital or breeding tank with slightly acidic water is the best way to ensure successful breeding. In order to identify the male and female, the female will display a fuller looking belly. 12 to 15 hours after the eggs are laid, it is important to remove the parents to reduce the number of lost fry. Additionally, providing ample hiding spots within the tank will help to increase the success of their breeding. Furthermore, regular water changes should be conducted to maintain optimal water parameters.

The Head and Tail Light Tetra is a great fish for a beginner to keep and is very easy to care for. It is a great fish for a beginner to keep and is very easy to care for. It is a great fish for a beginner to keep and is very easy to care for. It will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

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