Ember Tetra – Hyphessobrycon Amandae

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Common name: Ember Tetra, Red Dwarf Tetra, Fire Tetra Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Amandae Average Adult Fish Size:  0.8 inches  /  2 cm Place of Origin: South America, in the state of Mato Grosso. Typical Tank setup: Heavily planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. …

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Head and Tail Light Tetra – Hemigrammus Ocellifer

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Common name: Head and Tail Light Tetra, Beacon Tetra Scientific name: Hemigrammus Ocellifer Average Adult Fish Size:  1.8 inches  /  4.5 cm Place of Origin: South America, specifically Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru and Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with …

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Lemon Tetra – Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis

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Common name: Lemon Tetra Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis Average Adult Fish Size:  1.6 inches  /  4 cm Place of Origin: South America, Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in a moderate to strong current. …

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Pristella Tetra – Pristella Maxillaris

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Common name: Pristella Tetra, Xray Tetra, X-Ray Tetra Scientific name: Pristella Maxillaris Average Adult Fish Size:  1.8 inches  /  4.5 cm Place of Origin: South America, specifically Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and northern Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks …

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Red Belly Pacu – Piaractus Brachypomum

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Common name: Red Belly Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu Scientific name: Piaractus Brachypomum Average Adult Fish Size:  24 inches  /  60 cm Place of Origin: South America. Rio Orinoco and Amazon basins in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Typical Tank setup: Plenty …

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Disk Tetra – Myleus Schomburgkii

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Common name: Disk Tetra Scientific name: Myleus Schomburgkii Average Adult Fish Size:  4.5 inches  /  12 cm Place of Origin: South America. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in a moderate to strong current. …

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Diamond Tetra – Moenkhausia Pittieri

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Common name: Diamond Tetra Scientific name: Moenkhausia Pittieri Average Adult Fish Size:  2.5 inches  /  6 cm Place of Origin: Lake Valencia and surrounding waters, Venezuela. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in a …

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Cochu’s Blue Tetra – Boehlkea Fredcochui

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Common name: Cochu’s Blue Tetra, Blue Tetra Scientific name: Boehlkea Fredcochui Average Adult Fish Size:  1.5 inches  /  3.8 cm Place of Origin: South America, Amazon River Basins. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. Recommended Minimum Aquarium …

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Bucktooth Tetra – Exodon Paradoxus

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Common name: Bucktooth Tetra Scientific name: Exodon Paradoxus Average Adult Fish Size:  3 inches  /  7.5 cm Place of Origin: South America, Amazon and Tocantins River basins. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. Typical planted/community aquarium will …

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Blind Cave Tetra – Astyanax Jordani

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Common name: Blind Cave Tetra Scientific name: Astyanax Jordani Average Adult Fish Size: 3.5 inches  /  9 cm Place of Origin: Texas, USA and Mexico. Typical Tank setup: They prefer subdued lighting, as it is closer to their natural habitat. A …

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Black Skirt Tetra – Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi

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Common name: Black Skirt Tetra Scientific name: Gymnocorymbus Ternetzi Average Adult Fish Size:  2 inches  /  6 cm Place of Origin: South America. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in a moderate to strong …

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Serpae Tetra – Hyphessobrycon Callistus

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Common name: Serpae Tetra, Jewel Tetra, Red Minor Tetra Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Callistus Average Adult Fish Size:  1.5 inches  /  3.8 cm Place of Origin: South America. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in …

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Red Eye Tetra – Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae

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Common name: Red Eye Tetra Scientific name: Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae Average Adult Fish Size:  2.8 inches  /  7 cm Place of Origin: Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. Being a very active species it …

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Penguin Tetra – Thayeria Boehlkei

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Common name: Penguin Tetra Scientific name: Thayeria Boehlkei Average Adult Fish Size:  1.5 inches  /  3.8 cm Place of Origin: Amazon Basin, South America. Typical Tank setup: Well planted at the sides and back whilst leaving open swimming space, also …

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