Georgett’s tetra - Hyphessobrycon georgettae
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon georgettae
Common name: Georgett’s tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 17°N (71.43 - 303.57ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 26 °C (73.4 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Georgett’s tetras will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet. They will relish treats twice a week of blood worms, daphnia, brine shrimp or white worms.
South America; Georgett’s tetras are found in Suriname.
Difficult to sex but the females tend to be a bit more robust than the males, especially at spawning time.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Georgett’s tetras breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they are believed to follow the same spawning process as other small tetras.
The expected life span for Hyphessobrycon georgettae is 2-3 years.
Keep this tetra in a well planted tank and with peaceful tank mates. They must be kept in small groups of at least 6 fish. Hyphessobrycon georgettae prefer soft, acidic water but are tolerant of other water parameters. Not as widely seen in the aquarium trade as some of the more common tetras.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.