Lemon Tetra
SKU: 997

Lemon Tetra

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Price: $3.99

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Lemon Tetra      (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis)      Grows to: 1.5"

Hobbyist Level:  A hardy fish suitable for beginners.

How Many?  They are a schooling fish that should be be purchased in groups of 4 or more.  Six or more is best.

Housing:  Provide plenty of swimming room as well as some bushy plants for hiding.  They look good with a dark substrate.  They swim in the mid to upper region of the tank.  They enjoy a moderate water current.  Minimum tank size is about 10 gallons. (Temperature- 72-82),  (pH 5.5-7.5)
Tank mates:  They are peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful fish of similar size.  Some good tank mates may include glowlite tetras, bleeding heart tetras, white clouds, corydoras catfish, platies, dwarf gouramis, black neon tetra, black phantom tetras.

Feeding:  They will accept a variety of foods.  Feed flakes, along with brine shrimp and frozen foods.  Tetras will show their best color after you have owned it for a few months and have given them a good diet.  They are an omnivore.

Natural Habitat:  Brazil.   Fish sold at Elmer's are domestically raised. Males and Females:  These fish are often difficult to sex in our store. Males have a larger portion of the anal fin trimmed in black (up to 1/3) while females have a very thin black trim on the anal fin.

Color Varieties:    The Albino Lemon Tetra is often available.
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