Adonis Tetra (Lepidarchus adonis)

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Adonis Tetra

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Adonis Tetra

Lepidarchus adonis

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.5-2.1 cm (0.6-0.8")




5.8 - 6.5

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

4-8 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years



Additional names

Adonis Tetra, Adonis Characin, African Tetra, Jellybean Tetra

Additional scientific names

Lepidarchus adonis signifer

Origin[edit | edit source]

Africa: found in small coastal basins in the southern areas of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are fuller in the belly than the males. Males have a rounded anal while females have a pointed anal fin. Male has dark blotching to the rear of the dorsal and anal fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish that prefers to be kept in shoals of 5 or 6. Keep with other small peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will take most foods including small pellets and flake, as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a densely planted tank with some open swimming space. Does best in acidic water.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small and slender tetra with a mostly translucent body. There is some barring on the caudal fin.

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