Garnet Tetra



Other Garnet Tetra Names: Garnet Tetra, Pretty Tetra, Black Wedge Tetra

Garnet Tetra Scientific Name: Hemigrammus pulcher

Garnet Tetra (Hemigrammus pulcher))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
72°-82°
pH Range: 5.2-7
5.2-7
Hardness Range: 2-18°
2-18°


Family: Characidae

Species Type: Characins (Tetras)

Garnet Tetra Adult Size: 2 inches (cm)

Garnet Tetra Life Expectancy: 3 years

Garnet Tetra Habitat: Upper Amazon River basin

Garnet Tetra Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Garnet Tetra Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish

Garnet Tetra Diet & Nutrition: Will accept a variety of foods. A standard diet of flakes or granules are sufficient, but supplimenting the diet with bloodworms, daphnia or brine shrimp.

Garnet Tetra Description: The garnet has the typical diamond shape shared with many other tetras. It grows to about 2 inches in length and has slightly translucent skin and scales. The fish is generally orange or gold in color with a black wedge near the tail fin.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish

Garnet Tetra Breeding & Spawning: Inducing breeding the Garnet Tetra can be more difficult than with other tetra species. Selecting a pair that is ripe for breeding is an important first step. Look for a round, plump female and a brightly colored male. To induce breeding, move the pair into a breeding tank filled with soft, slightly acidic water at night. Make sure to include a dense cluster of plants. If the pair does spawn, they will lay the eggs in a cluster of plants.

Determining Garnet Tetra Sex: Females tend to be larger and slightly more round than males.

Aquarium Region: Middle of tank

Garnet Tetra Diseases: None specific to species



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