Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Argentina
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English name : Buenos Aires Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in any community aquarium without plants.  The only plant that can be used is javafern.  All other plants are eaten.  You can set up the aquarium with stones, driftwood and roots.  They need a lot of free swimming space.  Occasionally they may nip at long, flowing fins of other fishes when they are not fed well.

This fish is omnivorous but he prefers soft plants.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 600 eggs are laid and fertilized in a perlon spawning mop.  After spawning this mop should be removed to a separate tank.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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