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The lemon tetra is a species of tropical freshwater fish which originates from South America, belonging to the family Characidae. It is a small tetra growing to 5 cm in length. The species is a long established favourite aquarium fish, being introduced to the aquarium in 1932.
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Scientific Name - Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis
Our size - 1-2cm
Max size - 5cm
Temperature Range - 21-27°C
pH Range - 6.0-7.5
Diet - The diet should be comprised of a wide variety of high quality prepared foods from flakes, pellets, frozen food, live food, wafers and sinking shrimp pellets.
Compatibility - Similar to cardinal and neon tetras in size, this fish is best kept in groups of 6 or more. Avoid any large and aggressive fish. If you want to keep a multi-species tank, go for similarly sized fish with the same peaceful temperament.