Common Name(s)
Dash-dot tetra
Scientific Name
Hemigrammus bellottii
Family
Characidae
Origin
Solimoes, Negro, and Maroni river basins in Brazil and French Guiana
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.6 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Unfussy eater, will take most foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer, doesn't take care of its young.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Fairly easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
Hemigrammus_bellottii.jpg

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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Females are wider-bodied and larger than males.

They are uncommon in the fish hobby.