Common name: Head and Taillight Tetra.
Species name: Hemigrammus ocellifer.
Maximum size: 5 cm
Origin: South America.
Company: Head and Taillight Tetra are suitable for a community aquarium.
Water parameters: Temperature 24 - 28°C and pH 5.0 - 8.5
Aquarium setup: Head and Taillight Tetra should be kept in a biotype setup system with densely planted back and side areas with plenty of driftwood type roots. A dark colored gravel looks best. As with all Tetra, they should always be kept in schools of 10 or more.
Breeding: Head and Taillight Tetra can be successfully bred in captivity, Dimly lit tank with some fine leaved plants on the bottom to catch the eggs will encourage breeding. Feed them small live foods until the female scatters her eggs on plants. Remove the pair once the breeding is concluded as they will eat their own eggs.
Head and Taillight Tetra
Common Name Head and Taillight Tetra Scientific Name Hemigrammus ocellifer Origin South America Max Size 5 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
5.5 - 8.5
Diet Type Omnivore Min Tank Size Small Temperature Range 24 - 28 Care Level Easy