Tetras | Head and Tail Light Tetra

Tetras | Head and Tail Light Tetra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Hemigrammus ocellifer

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 gallons 

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 80°F
  • pH Range: 6 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 3 - 15

    Temperament: Peaceful

    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.