Head & Tail Light Tetra


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Head & Tail Light Tetra
Scientific Name : Hemigrammus ocellifer

Common Names : Head and Tail Light Tetra, Beacon Fish

Care Level : Easy

Size : Up to 2 inches (5 cm)

pH : 6 – 7.5

Temperature : 72°F – 80°F (22°C – 27°C)

Life span : 3 – 5 years or longer

Origin / Habitat : South America, Amazon Basin

Temperament / Behavior : This is a generally peaceful fish and does well when kept in a small school of 6 or more.

Breeding : They have been bred in captivity and are egg layers. Requires acidic water conditions, low lighting levels and pre-spawn conditioning with live foods.

Aquarium Size : 20 gallon minimum

Head and Tail Light Tetra Tank Mates : Similar or smaller sized species that are comparable in temperament to the Head and Tail Light Tetra. Does well with other tetras.

Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease

Diet / Foods : An omnivore – provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food.

Tank Region : Middle to Top

Gender : Female is more robust than the male, may only be noticeable when ready to spawn.


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