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January tetra - Hemigrammus hyanuary

January tetra - Hemigrammus hyanuary

Scientific name: Hemigrammus hyanuary

Common name: January tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 5.6 - 7.4

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 12°N (0 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°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: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Quality flake foods are eagerly accepted, Brine shrimp should also be offered.

Origin

January tetra originates from South America, mainly found in Brazil.

Sexing

The male is slimmer and smaller than the female, it will also have a small hook on the anal fin.

Breeding

January tetras can be a hard fish to breed but once successful they will scatter their eggs around the tank. In nature they will lay their eggs on any plant life; this should be re-created in the breeding tank. The eggs should hatch after 24 hours and the fry will become free swimming after 3 days. They should be fed on crushed flake or newly hatched brine shrimp.

Lifespan

The January Tetra should live for 2 years if given optimum water conditions.

Short description

Hemigrammus hyanuary are a lively but very peaceful species. This makes them ideal for a community tank; they should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.January tetra

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