Riverpark Aquatics

Gold Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi)

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Our Guide To Keeping Gold Buenos Aires Tetra Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
    • Common name: Gold Buenos Aires Tetra
    • Family: Characidae
    • Origin: South America
    • Adult length: 5 cm
    • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Gold Buenos Aires Tetras prefer a spacious tank with plenty of swimming space. A minimum tank size of 75L is recommended for a small school of these fish.
    • Provide ample hiding places and areas with dense vegetation to mimic their natural habitat. They appreciate plants like Java Fern, Anubias, and floating plants like Amazon Frogbit.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Gold Buenos Aires Tetras thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.
    • Keep the water temperature between 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F).
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • A moderate water flow is suitable for these fish, so choose a filter that provides gentle to moderate flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Gold Buenos Aires Tetras are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods. Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food as a staple.
    • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia to provide essential nutrients and mimic their natural diet.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Gold Buenos Aires Tetras are peaceful schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least six individuals to prevent stress and encourage their natural behaviors.
    • They are compatible with other peaceful community fish such as other tetras, rasboras, peaceful barbs, and small catfish species.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Gold Buenos Aires Tetras are active swimmers and display schooling behavior, so they feel more secure and exhibit their best colors when kept in a group.
    • Avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping fish species that may intimidate or harass them.

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