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Hemigrammus caudovittatus
Buenos Aires Tetra
Ahl, 1923

Hemigrammus caudovittatus - Buenos Aires Tetra - This species is a voracious plant eater, however it will not eat Java fern.
This species is a voracious plant eater, however it will not eat Java fern.
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(Other members of the genus Hemigrammus)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 18-28 C

FOOD: Feed Hemigrammus caudovittatus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil, Argentina

AQUARIUM CARE: This is a very hardy species that will tolerate most conditions. Its main drawback is its ability to eat most aquarium plants. The only real exception is java fern which it will ignore. This species will thrive in a large tank, planted with java fern, and with rocks and wood as decoration. It is a good community fish, with fish of a similar size. It can be a fin nipper!

BREEDING: Prolific plant spawner. As most plants are eaten, spawning mops may be more appropriate. Ideal breeding temperature 22-24 deg C

Have you bred Hemigrammus caudovittatus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Hemigrammus caudovittatus breeding reports

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Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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