Golden Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi)

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Golden Tetra

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Golden Tetra

Hemigrammus rodwayi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5.1-6.1cm (2-2.4 ")




6.0 - 6.5

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

10-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Golden Tetra, Gold Tetra

Sexing[edit | edit source]

The males are more vibrant in colouration.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including 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 spacious tank with some hiding places and dense planting as well as open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This fish is small and elongate with a highly iridescent body that has gold-yellow hues, there is a black spot on the caudal peduncle with red colouration above and below it, this spot will disappear if the fish is stressed. Tank bred Gold Tetras are silver, lacking the gold colouration which is thought to come from a micro-organism that lives within the wild variety.

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