Common name: Lemon Tetra
Species name: Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
Maximum size: 5 cm
Origin: South America
Company: Lemon Tetra is very suitable for community aquariums
Water parameters: Temperature 22 - 28˚C and pH 6.0 – 7.5
Aquarium setup: Lemon Tetra prefers a densely planted aquarium and have plenty of open water for swimming in the front. They seem to do best in an Amazon biotope tank setup. In this setup, the substrate should consist of river sand and a decor with driftwood, twisted roots.
Lemon Tetras should only be kept in schools of ten or more fish.
Breeding: Lemon Tetras are egg scatterers that exhibit no parental care. They are moderately easy to breed, but sometimes females have trouble expelling eggs, and it may be necessary to combine a male with several females to induce spawning. A large adult female in prime condition may produce up to 300 eggs. When the fish spawn, the female will release the eggs among fine-leaved plants. Parents must be removed immediately after spawning, or they will eat the eggs.
Common Name Lemon Tetra Scientific Name Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis Origin South America Max Size 5 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
6.0 - 7.5
Diet Type Omnivore Min Tank Size Small Temperature Range 22 - 28 C Care Level Easy