Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Anisitsi) Fish Species Profile
The Buenos Aires Tetra is a relativity peaceful, hardy and active fish that is good for the beginner hobbyist, and a community aquarium.
They are durable and long-lived and do not have any special requirements or needs that have to be met for them to thrive.
These species are hearty feeders that must be kept well-fed, or they may resort to nipping at their long-finned tankmates. Retaining them in a school will help reduce fin-nipping. They will also eat your live aquarium plants.
The Buenos Aires Tetra is a silvery colour that picks up flashy neon highlights. The bottom and the top of the tail fin are frequently red, as are the anal and pelvic fins.
The dorsal fin also has a tinge of red. Its most distinctive feature is the caudal peduncle which features a bold, black cross shape. There is also an Albino version of this species.
|Scientific Name||Hyphessobrycon Anisitsi|
|Other Names||Diamond Spot Characin, Red Cross Fish|
|Aquarium Level||Middle - Top|
|Best kept as||Groups 5+|
|Lifespan||up to 5 year|
|Maximum Size||up to 7 cm|
|Temperature||64 - 82 ℉ (17.8 - 27.8 ℃)|
|PH||6.0 - 8.0|
|GH||2 - 35|
The Buenos Aires tetra are found in South America in the La Plata region, Argentina, Paraguay and southeastern Brazil.
Their natural habitat is slow-moving ponds, lakes, streams and the two Rivers Uruguay and Parana.
These species of Tetra are a freshwater fish and do not do so good in polluted or highly salty waters.
Buenos Aires tetras will happily accept a wide variety of foods such as dried and flake food as well as freeze-dried foods.
For the best condition, health and colour feed them live foods such as daphnia, bloodworms, mosquito larvae and brine shrimp.
These fish will need feeding several times a day, but when you do feed them, give them small amounts often.