Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
The Lemon Tetra typically occupies the top and middle level of the water column, although it can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well. It is safe to keep with other peaceful, small fish. This tetra has a small mouth, but it still might prey on small adult shrimp. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates. The Lemon Tetra must be kept in schools of 6 or more. Since it is tank-raised, this fish is somewhat adaptable, but its natural habitat contains soft, acidic water rich in tannins and leaf litter. It requires very clean water to thrive and it will display optimal coloration and health in a planted aquarium, especially where floating plants are present.
Name: Lemon Tetra
Science Name: Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
Max Size: 1.5″
pH: 6.5 – 7.5
Temperature: 68-82F° (20-27°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 5 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 15 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 10+
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