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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

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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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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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