Griems tetra - Hyphessobrycon griemi
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon griemi
Common name: Griems tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.8 - 7.8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°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: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Griems tetras will feed on most foods offered but will relish a treat of bloodworm or brine shrimp.
This species of Tetra is found on the South American continent, normally around Brazil.
The males tend to be slimmer and smaller than the females.
The breeding pair should be conditioned before being introduced to the breeding tank. In the breeding tank there should be fine leaved plants with very subdued lighting. 3 days after introduction the pair should spawn, up to 300 eggs will be scattered amongst the plants. The eggs should hatch after 24 hours and once the fry are free swimming they should be offered newly hatched brine shrimp.
A lifespan of 2 years should be expected if given the correct conditions.
Hyphessobrycon griemi are a peaceful species of fish, ideal for the community tank; they can be difficult to breed. These fish are shoaling fish; keep in groups of no less than 5.
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