The Red & Blue Colombian Tetra is one of the larger tetras types you will enjoy owning. This is a gentle, brightly colored red-tail and reflective body Tetra perfect for just about any community aquarium. This hardy Tetra will be a great choice for the beginner to the expert aquarist!
Will do best in a planted aquarium of at least 10 gallons and must be in a school of at least 6 for best results. These tetras will thrive off of being with family of its own kind. These are a larger tetras will be a nice addition to any central american biotope w angelfish or even more aggressive cichlids as long as stocked in groups of at least 6 or more. A school of 50 in a 100G tank is gorgeous! Rocks, driftwood, and other decorations will help mirror its natural habitat and will help to reduce stress on this fish. This species does best with softer, slightly acidic water with high filtration.
Red/Blue Columbian Tetras will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting in slightly acid water only and a hospital or “breeding tank” will be helpful. 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, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.
Nice generous size at shipping: usually 3/4″ to 1-1/4″ Farm-raised fish from azgardens are always the best. ENJOY!