Two Point Tetra (Alestes bimaculatus)

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Two Point Tetra

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Two Point Tetra

Alestes bimaculatus

170 Litres (45 US G.)

12-14 cm (4.7-5.5")




7.2 - 7.8

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

6-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Two Point Tetra

Additional scientific names

Brycinus bimaculatus, Alestes curtus, Alestobrycon taeniurus bimaculatus


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

Tank compatibility[edit]

A shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Can be kept with similar sized peaceful but robust tank mates, smaller fish may run the risk of being eaten or nipped.


A carnivorous fish, will accept pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Prefers a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space.


A shoaling fish that mainly occupies the middle section of the water column.


An elongate Tetra that is silver iridescent in colour with large scales. It gets its common name from the two sets of black spots, one at the base of the caudal fin which has some yellow hues around it, the second set in the mid-section of the fish on the lateral line just behind the dorsal fin. All fins are otherwise translucent, the caudal with some black edging.


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