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.