Common Name(s)
Jelly bean tetra, Sierra Leone dwarf characin
Scientific Name
Ladigesia roloffi
Family
Characidae
Origin
Sierra Leone, Africa
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.22 inc hes
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
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Not common in aquaria.
Compatibility
With other small temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-79 Fahrenheit
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By Cedricguppy - Loury Cédric - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41248209

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

Females are rounder-bodied, while males have longer fins.