Common Name(s)
Gold tetra
Scientific Name
Hemigrammus rodwayi
Family
Characidae
Origin
Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, and Brazil
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2.2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long
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. Does not take care of its young.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish, but not with very boisterous species.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
Hemigrammus_rodwayi_by_DaijuAzuma.jpg

By Daiju Azuma - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40161189

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

Females have a rounder belly than males. The anal fin of the male has a white edge, and has more red pigmentation than the females.