Common Name(s)
Red-base tetra
Scientific Name
Hemigrammus stictus
Family
Characidae
Origin
Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2.3 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, showing no parental care.
Compatibility
Won't do well with larger, more boisterous species.
Ease of Keeping
Fairly easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 74-80 Fahrenheit
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By Clinton & Charles Robertson - Flickr: Characidae Hemigrammus stictus, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16049262

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

Males are smaller and slimmer than females.