Common Name: Beacon Fish, Beacon Tetra, Head and Tail Light Tetra
Adult Size: 2 inches
Life Expectancy: 3-5 years
Habitat: Tributaries and rivers of South America
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 72°F - 80°F
pH Range: 6 - 7.5
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food.
Breeding & Spawning: Egglayer and relatively easy to breed. Tank should be fitted with plenty of plants for the breeder pair to lay their eggs on. Once the eggs are laid, remove the parents promptly, as they will consume the eggs and young fry. The eggs will hatch in 24 hours.
Gender: Female is more robust than the male, may only be noticeable when ready to spawn.