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Yellowtail tetra - Alestopetersius caudalis

Yellowtail tetra - Alestopetersius caudalis

Scientific name: Alestopetersius caudalis

Common name: Yellowtail tetra

Family: Alestidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 7 cm (1.97 - 2.76 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.8 - 7.9

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 10 - 20°N (178.57 - 357.14ppm)

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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.

Origin

Africa; Yellowtail tetras are found in the Congo River basins.

Sexing

They can be difficult to sex, if observed in a group; the males will display more colouration.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Yellowtail tetra is 8-10 years.

Short description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Yellowtail tetra, picture 1 Yellowtail tetra, picture 2

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