Common Name: Ornate Tetra, White Tip Tetra, False Rosy Tetra, Bentos Tetra and White Fin Ornate Tetra
Adult Size: 3 inches
Life Expectancy: 3-5 years
Habitat:Amazon basin in Peru and in slow moving creeks that branch off from the Amazon River
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 73-82° F
pH Range: 6.6-7.2
Hardness Range: 3 – 12 dGH
Diet & Nutrition: Will readily eat micro pellets, quality flake foods, and “treats” of fresh, frozen, or freeze dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.
Breeding & Spawning:The breeding pair should be isolated in a separate tank with floating or other fine leaved plants where the female will distribute her eggs, and a seeded sponge filter to provide aeration and water circulation. Immediately after spawning, the parents should be removed from the tank. The eggs hatch in 24 hours and about five days after hatching, the fry should be free swimming and can be fed infusoria or finely crushed flake food.
Gender: Males have longer fins and the females are usually shorter and more plump.