Rosy Tetra Care Sheet

Rosy TetraProfile and Description
SizeUp to 1 ½ inches or 4 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatStreams and tributaries to main rivers
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.5 – 84 ºF or 23 - 29 ºC
Water pH5.5 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness5 - 20 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumAt least six, more is better, one male for every two females
Minimum tank size15 gallons or 55 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Tetra species, Danios, Rasboras and Gouramis. Also Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches
SexesMature males are more colorful with longer fins, females have rounder bodies
FoodOmnivorous - flake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature80.5 – 84 °F or 27- 29 °C
Other namesOther names are usually confused with other species
Scientific nameHyphessobrycon rosaceus
Other Scientific namesOther scientific names are also confused with other species
LifespanUp to 5 years

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