Our Guide To Keeping Gold Buenos Aires Tetra Fish
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
- 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.
- 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).
Filtration and Water Flow:
- A moderate water flow is suitable for these fish, so choose a filter that provides gentle to moderate flow.
- 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.
- 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.
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.