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Red/Blue Columbian Tetra
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Red/Blue Columbian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon colimbianus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-6.5
Max. Size 2½"
Origin South America
Family Characidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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Overview

The Red/Blue Columbian Tetra gets its name from its bright red tail, and its reflective body. Perfect for the community aquarium, this hardy Tetra will be a great choice for the beginner to the expert aquarist.

A planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons will be the ideal environment for the Red/Blue Columbian Tetra. Rocks and driftwood help mirror its natural habitat and will help to reduce stress on this fish. This species does best with soft slightly acidic water with high filtration.

Red/Blue Columbian Tetras will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or "breeding tank" will be necessary. Slightly acidic water is best for optimal breeding habits. After spawning remove the parents or they will eat their offspring.

The Red/Blue Columbian Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/4"

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Customer Testimonials

Laura Roberson Saugus , CA
These tetras are absolutely beautiful! We bought ten of them and they school together all the time. They chase each other around the tank, and make excellent tankmates with guppies, clown loaches, and rasboras. You will love these gorgeous fish!
Lee Joiner Bonaire , GA
Beautiful fish and unusual with their red tails! They add a splash of color to my tank, especially since they are very active and "school" together as they swim around the tank. Very hardy and highly recommended! I have seven.
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