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The strong Buenos Aires Tetra (JAN 99)

Name: Hemigrammus caudovittatus
Size pHGHTemp
Origin: Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil
10 cm 6.9 8 25oC

The Buenos Aires Tetra is a nice looking and very hardy fish that can live well in almost any type of water. It also grows a little larger than other Tetras, reaching about 10 cm. It's peaceful and very easy to keep in community tanks, but beware: the Buenos Aires Tetra is an avid plant eater, so you must keep it with plenty of fast growing plants, or no plants at all. The fish portrayed above is a male, females have a much more rounded body. Breeding is said to be relatively easy.