Hemigrammus ocellifer
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Hemigrammus ocellifer

Common Names: Beaconfish
Head & Tail Lights Tetra
Synonyms: Hemibrycon ocellifer
Tetragonopterus ocellifer
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; French Guyana, South America.
Main Ecosystem: Delta; Delta
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes or freeze dried tablets. Easy to keep.
6 - 8
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
5 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4cm (1.6")
Female: 4cm (1.6")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Hard to determine.
Breeding: Relatively easy to breed, food is an important stimulant for breeding.
Comments: Best kept in schools of three or more.
Main Colours: Silver
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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