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Characins - Tetra - Buenos Aires tetra
(Hyphessobrycon anisitsi - )

Buenos Aires tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) > Quick Stats
Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
Origin: Argentina, Rio Parana
Adult Size: 3
Social: Larger Community
Lifespan: 6 Years
Tank Level: Smaller
Diet: Larger Fish Foods
Breeding: Easy
Care: Easy
pH: Normal (7.0)
Temperature: Range: 64-82 F
Availability: Medium

Diet/Food & Feeding Habits

    These are schooling fish with a huge affinity for plants. They will even eat the bitterest aquatic plants, so plastic plants are a necessity as they need the cover which such decor provides. They love floating plants and backgrounds which cover the back of the tank as well as the sides.


    An undemanding fish, the Buenos Aires Tetra is extremely suitable for the beginner, as it has no special requirements. However it is best kept away from delicate and shy species such as the Red Eyed Characin due to its boisterous nature. It is a notorious fin nipper and has a tendency to eat aquarium plants.


    Males are slimmer often with more vivid coloring.


    Easily breed, use plants for spawning.


    The Buenos Aires Tetra is a metallic coloured fish, with red tipped fins and a black marking on the dorsal fin.


    As mentioned above they will eat most plants, with the probable exception of Java Fern, and so should be kept with stone or plastic decorations.

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References/Further Reading

Berra, T. M. 2001. Freshwater Fish Distribution. Academic Press. San Diego, CA
Gery, J. 1977 Characoids of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 672 pp.
Hubbs, C. L. and K. F. Lagler. 1947 (and other editions). Fishes of the Great Lakes Region. Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bulletin No. 26.
Moyle, P.B. and J. J. Cech, Jr. 2000. Fishes: An Introduction To Ichthyology, 4th Edition. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
Myers, G.S. 1972 The Piranha Book: an account of the ill-famed piranha fishes of the rivers of tropical South America. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 128 pp.
Nelson, J. S. 1994. Fishes of the World, 3rd edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, New York.
Page, L. M. and B. M. Burr. 1991. Peterson Field Guides: Freshwater Fishes. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, Mass.
Paxton, J. R. and W. N. Eschmeyer. 1998. Encyclopedia of Fishes. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
Shulte, W. 1988 Piranhas in the Aquarium. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 128 pp.