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Lemon Tetra

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I121978-Lemon Tetra
I121978-Lemon Tetra

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Care instructions

What fish can live with Lemon Tetra's?: Any peaceful fish are fine tankmates for Bristlenose Plecos, and they can be kept together with other algae eaters, like snails or grazing fish. They are great for community tanks with species like Neon Tetras, Platys, Guppys, and more. When Plecos reach maturity the males can be highly territorial around each other.

What do Lemon Tetra's eat?: A great candidate for community tanks, lemon tetras can get along with a wide variety of tank mates. However, you have to keep things peaceful. Lemon tetras are small and weak enough to quickly become fish food! Avoid any large and aggressive fish. If you want to keep a multi-species tank, go for similarly sized fish with the same peaceful temperament.


Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

Temperature: 21 - 27°C

Minimum tank size: 40L

Max Size: 4cm

Temperment: Schooling fish, ideal for a community aquarium with other peaceful tankmates

Shoal Size: Always keep in groups to minimise stress

pH Range: 5.0-7.6 

Temperature Range: 20-28°C


General Information

Very peaceful, making it an ideal resident of the well-researched community aquarium.

Lemon tetras inhabit clear water, with a moderate current, and tend to dwell in the shallows near to shore. They are often found in heavily vegetated areas of narrow, overgrown streams, and this environment should be recreated as closely as possible in the home aquarium.

These fish stay relatively small, and grow to a maximum of 4cm. On average, they live for around 6 years in captivity, though well cared individuals can quite easily live for 8 years or longer.



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