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Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi)

Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi)


The Buenos Aires Tetra is relatively peaceful, hardy, and active, making it an excellent choice for beginner hobbyists or community aquariums. These Tetras are durable and long-lived and do not have any special requirements or needs that have to be met for them to thrive.


It is essential to keep these species well-fed to prevent them from nipping at the long-finned tankmates. If they are retained in schools, fin-nipping will be reduced. But, unfortunately, they will also eat your live aquarium plants.


A silvery colour with neon highlights distinguishes the Buenos Aires Tetra. The anal and pelvic fins, as well as the bottom and top of the tail fin, are often red. There is also a tinge of red on the dorsal fin. A bold, black cross pattern appears on its caudal peduncle, which is its most distinctive feature. There is also an Albino version of this species.

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