Hemigrammus elegans

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil, Venezuela
Length : 3,5 cm - 1.5"
Min.length aquarium : 50 cm - 20"
Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept in a community aquarium with other small and peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  Some floating plants and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fishes. 

You should  give them small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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