Hyphessobrycon bentosi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Guyana
Length : 4 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Ornate Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can combine with other peaceful  companions in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and background with fine leaved plants.  In the middle you should leave a large open swimming area.

He is omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  The water should be soft.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants and they hatch after 24 hours.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  After 5 days the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with very fine infusoria and after a while with fine crushed dry food like mikromin.

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