Orangefin Tetra (Bryconops affinis)
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95 Litres (25 US G.)
10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")
5.5 - 7.5
22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)
- Orangefin Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Tetragonopterus affinis
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: coastal streams of the Guiana Shield.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Females may appear plumper than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- An active fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Is fast swimming and can be nippy, so should only be kept with robust similar sized fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and bloodworm.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Requires a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space as well as some hiding places. Prefers a medium to strong current and can be sensitive to water quality issues. They do require a laterally spacious tank due to their high activity levels.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A very active shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- An elongate fish with large eyes in comparison to the head. The body is iridescent silver while the fins have hints of orange with black. The caudal fin is forked.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )