Common Name(s)
Pretty tetra, Garnet tetra, Black wedge tetra
Scientific Name
Hemigrammus pulcher
Family
Characidae
Origin
Upper Amazon river basin in Peru
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.8 inches
Minimum Tank Size
15/20 gallon with minimum base dimensions of 24 x 12
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular, but 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
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 73-80 Fahrenheit
H.Pulcher_IMG_3272.jpg

By Jofre - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24507109

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

The swim bladder (visible through their translucent skin) is rounded in females, and is more pointed in males. Females are also larger and more rounder-bodied than males.

It's a very hardy species, good for beginners.