Hemigrammus guyanensis

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Family : Characidae
Origin : French Guyana
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
Peaceful schooling fish for a community aquarium with somewhat lower temperatures.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with harder plants. When you don't give the right food they start to eat soft plants. A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours if the fish.  A powerful filter is appreciated. If you keep them alone, they starve quickly.

You should give them small live food such as Artemia and water flees.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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