Riverpark Aquatics

Ornate Tetra (Hyphessobrycon bentosi)

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SKU:
203

Our Guide To Keeping Ornate Tetra Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon bentosi
    • Common name: Ornate Tetra
    • Family: Characidae
    • Origin: South America, specifically found in the Paraguay and Guaporé River basins in Brazil
    • Adult length: 4 cm
    • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Ornate Tetras thrive in a well-planted tank with subdued lighting and open swimming areas.
    • They prefer soft, acidic water conditions similar to their natural habitat. Aim for a pH range of 6.0 to 6.5 and a temperature between 23 to 27°C (73 to 81°F).
    • Provide hiding spots among plants and driftwood, as well as open areas for swimming.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain good water quality with regular water changes and filtration.
    • They are sensitive to water parameters, so monitor ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels closely.
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • Use a gentle filtration system to mimic the slow-moving waters of their natural habitat.
  5. Diet:

    • Ornate Tetras are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
    • Offer a varied diet to ensure their nutritional needs are met.
  6. Tank mates:

    • They are peaceful schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least six individuals.
    • Compatible tank mates include other small, peaceful fish such as tetras, rasboras, dwarf cichlids, and small catfish species.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Ornate Tetras are active swimmers and display schooling behavior, so they feel more secure and exhibit their best colors when kept in a group.
    • They are peaceful and can coexist with a variety of community fish species.

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