Blue Tetra Care Sheet

Blue TetraAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 2 inches or 5 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatStreams and tributaries to main rivers
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature71.5 – 82.4 ºF or 22 - 28 ºC
Water pH5.5 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness1 - 15 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful but very active
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size15 gallons or 55 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes, some consideration is needed
Compatible withOther active Tetras, Danios and Rasboras. Also Plecos and Loaches
SexesMature males are more colorful and more slender than females
FoodOmnivorous - flake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Other namesCochu's Blue Tetra
Scientific nameBoehlkea fredcochui
Other Scientific namesMicrobrycon fredcochui, Microbrycon cochui
LifespanUp to 3 years

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