It’s a very peaceful species that won’t compete well with very boisterous or much larger tankmates. Ideally, keep it with other South American species, such as other Hyphessobrycon or Hemigrammus species, pencil fish, Apistogramma and other dwarf cichlids, Corydoras and small Loricariids. In a more general community, it can be combined with smaller rasboras, barbs, Anabantoids and West African dwarf cichlids such as Pelvicachromis species. Due to its shape, it’s also safe to be kept with larger cichlids such as angel fish or discus.
Always buy a group of at least 6 of these, preferably 10 or more. It’s a shoaling species by nature, and will fare much better when in the company of its own kind. Like most tetras it actually looks far more effective when maintained like this anyway. You’ll also see some stunning displays of fin flaring by rival males if several are present.
Temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
pH: 5.5-7.5. Although it will survive in slightly alkaline water, it tends to be more colourful when kept in acidic conditions.
Maximum of 4cm
MON : 12pm - 3pm
TUE : CLOSED
WED : 12pm - 7pm
THU : 12pm - 7pm
FRI : 12pm - 6pm
SAT : 12pm - 7pm
SUN : 12pm - 6pm
Location : Pandan Indah , Kuala Lumpur
( 2nd Floor Unit Above HLK )
Waze / GoogleMap : Aquatic Haus
Address : 1-1D , Jalan Pandan Indah 4/1 , Pandan Indah 55100 KL