Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
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Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

Common Names: Buenos Aires Tetra
Synonyms: Hemigrammus anisitsi
Hemigrammus caudovittatus
Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Argentina, South America.
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Likes to school. (I have Buenos Aires Tetras and have found them to be fairly aggressive, at least toward each other. I had 3, but the 2 big ones attacked the little one and ripped off most of his fins. I put him in a separate tank by himself until the fins grew back, then reintroduced him hoping the attacks were a fluke. But the same thing happened again. The other two fight among themselves too, chasing each other back and forth and fighting over food. Sometimes they seem territorial. But only toward each other; they completely ignore my corys. So anyway, that's my opinion on those guys; but maybe I just got mean ones. <small>-<a href="">David La Fleur</a>.</small>)
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes. Easy to keep. Do not use plants as they will be eaten.
5.9 - 8.4
20°C - 28°C
68°F - 82°F
10 dH - 30 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7.5cm (3")
Female: 7.5cm (3")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The male's fins are brighter than the female's. Females are also more heavily built.
Breeding: Relatively easy to breed, make sure broad leaved plants are in the tank for the fish to spawn on.
Variants: An albino strain (often labled as "gold" in retail shops) of the Buenos Aires Tetra has been developed and has become relatively popular with hobbyists.
Comments: Due to this species' tendency to feed heavily on vegetation, plants are not recommended unless breeding is intended.
Main Colours: Silver, Black, Red
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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