Common Name(s)
Ornate tetra, white tip tetra, bentos tetra
Scientific Name
Hyphessobrycon bentosi
Family
Characidae
Origin
Amazon river basin
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.8 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
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Doesn't show any parental care.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+.

Males are more colorful than females. Females are larger and more deep-bodied than males.