Dash Dot Tetra Care Sheet

Dash Dot TetraProfile and Description
SizeUp to 1.5 inches or 4 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatAll areas of rivers
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature70 - 82 ºF or 21 - 28 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness5 - 15 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther peaceful Tetras, Cory Cats, Plecos, Glass Catfish, Hatchet Fish, peacful Rasboras and Halfbeaks
SexesNot very easy to determine, males may be slimmer than females
FoodFlake food supplemented with live or frozen Daphnia, Blood worms or Brine shrimp. Food particles needs to be fairly small
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature77 - 82 °F or 25 - 28 °C
Other namesNone known
Scientific nameHemigrammus bellottii
Other Scientific namesHemigrammus belotti, Hyphessobrycon bellotti and Tetragonopterus bellottii
Lifespan3 years

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