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Hyphessobrycon scholzei


Species: Hyphessobrycon scholzei
Common Name: Blackline Tetra.
Size: 2" (5 cm).
Habitat: South America: Lower Amazon River basin.
Min Tank Size: 20 Gallons for a singles species tank with a nice school. Due to their active nature it's best to keep this species in a tank at least 24" (60 cm) in length.
Diet: Omnivorous: Feeds chiefly on small invertebrates in nature. In the aquarium, it proves unfussy. Feed a mixture of dried flakes and granules along with small live and frozen foods. A large portion should come from vegetables!
Behavior: It's a very peaceful species that won't compete well with very boisterous or much larger tankmates.
Water: Prefers soft, slightly acidic water in pH range 7.0-7.5, hardness 12-16°GH , temperature 72-82°F (22-28°C).
Care: A shoaling species - always buy a group of at least 6 of these. A planted tank with open space. Will eat soft plants.
Communities: Can be housed with other peaceful fish like tetras, pencilfish, hatchetfish, small catfish and loaches, rasbora; suitable for discus and angelfish..
Suitability: Great for all including beginners.

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