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Head & Tail Light Tetra 3cm

Head & Tail Light Tetra 3cm
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An active and undemanding tetra, Head and Tail Lights are an ideal beginner's fish. They prefer a planted aquarium with plenty of open swimming space and look best when kept in a school. All standard foods are readily eaten. Maximum size is 4-5cm.

Tetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 20L, with a pH of 5.07.0 and KH of 1.02.0. However, they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment. The Tetra can live 10 years or more with the proper conditions. They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them.

Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition. Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly.

Tetras are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment. Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Scientific Name No
Size 3

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Nice little fish.
Very active and really does look like lights are on
Customer Rating
Review by Lynne / (Posted on 21/09/2015)
I have now done numerous orders with Livefish and am always extremely impressed. This time round at no fault of Livefish our order went missing at the post office for 2 days and even then out 17 fish only one was a little sick. Shows good packaging and care with now all of them coloured up and mixing with the rest of the aquarium.
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Review by Denyell / (Posted on 22/11/2014)