January tetra - Hemigrammus hyanuary
Scientific name: Hemigrammus hyanuary
Common name: January tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
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.
January tetra originates from South America, mainly found in Brazil.
The male is slimmer and smaller than the female, it will also have a small hook on the anal fin.
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.
The January Tetra should live for 2 years if given optimum water conditions.
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.
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