The lemon tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis) 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 lemon Tetra is a very good community fish but is happiest in a school of 6 or more of its own kind. The Lemon Tetra likes a planted aquarium balanced with plenty of open space to swim around with it’s buddies. They are most comfortable in an aquarium with floating plants as well as some open spaces to swim in.
The lemon tetra is particularly fond of live bloodworms and will attack this particular food item with a relish that has to be witnessed to be fully appreciated! Prepared foods such as flakes, freeze dried Tubifex worms and similar fare are also devoured avidly.
- pH: 5.5 – 8.0
- Temp: 73 – 82F