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Head and Tail Light Tetra

Head-n-tail Light Tetra
Hemigrammus ocellifer

Common Name Head-N-Tail Light Tetra

Other Common Names Beacon Tetra

Scientific Name Hemigrammus ocellifer

Family Characidae

Community General

Class Tetra

Temperature 78 F

Swimming Range Middle

Adult Length 2 inches

Feeding Habits Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Compatibility Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.

Habitat Guyana: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

Breeding The adult female has a fuller body. During spawning 200-1000 eggs can be produced.

Additional Comments Live plants will be nibbled on, but there will not be significant damage to them.

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