Gold Tetra Care Sheet

Gold TetraAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 2 inches or 5 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatFloodplains where brackish water may exist
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature72 - 82 ºF or 22 - 28 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness2 - 15 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size12 gallons or 45 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther peaceful Tetras, Cory Cats, small Plecos and peaceful Rasboras
SexesThe anal fin of the male is more red than that of the female and males tend to be a bit slimmer
FoodFlake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature77 - 82 °F or 25 - 28 °C
Other namesGolden Tetra
Scientific nameHemigrammus rodwayi
Other Scientific namesHemigrammus armstrongi
Lifespan3 years

Next Post »