Benny Tetra (Creagrutus beni)

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Benny Tetra

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Benny Tetra

Creagrutus beni

76 Litres (20 US G.)

7-8 cm (2.8-3.1")




6.0 - 7.2

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

10-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Benny Tetra, Goldstripe Characin

Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Upper Madeira River basin in northeastern Bolivia

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex, females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish, keep in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with larger predatory fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will take most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Keep in a spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places as well as some open swimming space. They prefer dimmed lighting with floating plants and a darker substrate.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This little Tetra has a similar body shape to the Neon Tetra, however, the body is mostly silver in colouration with a bold lateral line beginning from the eye and widening towards the caudal and it tends to be orange-red in colouration. The fins are mostly clear but the anal fin has tipped with a white-yellow spot.

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