Ladigesia roloffi
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Ladigesia roloffi

Common Names: Jelly Bean Tetra
Family: Alestiidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: Africa; Sierra Leone, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Timid; Timid, has to be kept in groups.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed crushed flakes. Floating plants to diffuse the light are recommended. The Jelly Bean Tetra will jump so a lid is neccessary. Dark gravel and black water extract will usually result in a better colour. Should not be kept with larger or very active species.
6 - 7
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
7 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 3cm (1.2")
Female: 3cm (1.2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The males anal fin is longer than the females.
Breeding: Difficult to breed, the fry are quite small and even more diffucult to raise. Use soft, acidic water with lots of java moss.
Comments: A very small and timid species not often seen for sale.
Main Colours: Clear, Yellow
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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