Common name: Whitefin-ornate Tetra
Latin name: Hyphessobrycon bentosi
Maximum size: 4.5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 5.5-7.5, ideally soft (dH: 5-15), 24-28 C
Origin: Native to South America, Guyana, Suriname and Brazil.
Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.
Diet: Will thrive on good quality pelleted food such as NLS Community Formula. Benefits from the inclusion of live and frozen foods in its diet.
Whitefin Tetras are a hardy and well known species. Primarily inhabits forested areas, in sluggish tributaries off the main river channels. Their unique colouration and the schooling behaviour makes them popular with both beginners and advanced hobbyists.