Red/Blue Columbian Tetra


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.

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steven August 27, 2009 at 2:11 am

i got 10 of them origianally to keep with my turtles, there very fast and the turtled cant get them although havent ever looked interested in them anyhow.

i also have 2 small convicts and 2 small firemouths and a plec in with them. one firemouth chases the convicts about from time to time as they are smaller than him but they dont go near the tetras either, they have a very similar silver and red colouring to the firemouths albeit toally different areas of the body

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