Yellowtail tetra - Alestopetersius caudalis
Scientific name: Alestopetersius caudalis
Common name: Yellowtail tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 7 cm (1.97 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.9
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 20°N (178.57 - 357.14ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Yellowtail tetras are omnivores; they will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake for the staple diet but give them treats twice a week of brine shrimp, daphnia, and blood worms.
Africa; Yellowtail tetras are found in the Congo River basins.
They can be difficult to sex, if observed in a group; the males will display more colouration.
This species of fish is very difficult to breed. The best chances are to provide a planted tank and condition the parents with live foods for 2 weeks before adding them. They will scatter their eggs around the tank and at this stage the parents should be removed.
The expected life span for Yellowtail tetra is 8-10 years.
The Yellow Tail Tetra is a very hardy species; they will tolerate a range of water parameters. They are very peaceful but must be kept in groups of at least 5-6 fish. They prefer a planted tank with subdued lighting.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.