Hemigrammus marginatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay
Length : 8 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept together with other peaceful small fishes in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background, and in the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dark substrate and dimmed light brings out the colours of the fish.

You should feed them small live food.  Frozen and dry food is accepted as well.

There is not much known about breeding in the aquarium.

Photo Credit

Zhou Hang

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