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Tetras | Red and Blue Columbian Tetra

Tetras | Red and Blue Columbian 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: Hyphessobrycon columbianus

Common Name: Red and Blue Columbian Tetra, Red Tail Mirror Blue Tetra

Adult Size: 2 inches

Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years

Habitat: Colombia, South America

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 75 - 80°F
  • pH Range: 5 - 8
  • Water Hardness: 6 - 15

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; for the best condition and colors offer regular meals of small live and frozen foods such as bloodworm, Daphnia, and Artemia alongside good quality dried flakes and granules, at least some of which should include additional plant or algal content.

Breeding & Spawning: Egg-scattering free spawner exhibiting no parental care. When in good condition adults will spawn often and in a mature aquarium it’s possible that small numbers of fry may start to appear without intervention.

Gender: Sexually mature males are noticeably more intensely-colored, slimmer-bodied, a little smaller and develop a more-extended dorsal-fin than females.