Lemon Tetra

Other Lemon Tetra Names: Lemon Tetra

Lemon Tetra Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

Lemon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis))

Temperature Range: 73°F-82°F
pH Range: 5.5-8
Hardness Range: 0-25°

Family: Characidae

Species Type: Characins (Tetras)

Lemon Tetra Adult Size: 1.5 inches (cm)

Lemon Tetra Life Expectancy: 5 years

Lemon Tetra Habitat: South America (Amazon River)

Lemon Tetra Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Lemon Tetra Temperament: Generally peaceful.

Lemon Tetra Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with flake food.

Lemon Tetra Description: Lemon Tetras have clear, yellow bodies. The dorsal and anal fins are edged with black. The front of these two fins are yellow. The eye is topped with red.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other peaceful community fish of a similar size

Lemon Tetra Breeding & Spawning: Keep in groups of 1 male with several females. Provide plenty of fine leafed plants. The female will lay eggs in the fine leafed plants. Be sure to separate the parents from the eggs because the parents will eat their young.

Determining Lemon Tetra Sex: Males tend to be larger with more pronounced coloration.

Aquarium Region: All over

Lemon Tetra Diseases: None specific to the lemon tetra.

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