Orangefin Tetra (Bryconops affinis)

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Orangefin Tetra

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Orangefin Tetra

Bryconops affinis

95 Litres (25 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




5.5 - 7.5

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

10-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

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.

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