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A shining Gold Tetra. (NOV 97)

Name: Hemigrammus rodwayi
Size pHGHTemp
Origin: Guiana
5 cm 7.0 10 26oC

The Gold Tetra is a peaceful, hardy little amazon school fish, with a highly reflective silver body and a black spot on the tailfin base. Over the silver background there is usually a gold or copper powderlike coloration (thus the name), which is believed to be caused by internal parasites.