Lemon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis)

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Lemon Tetra

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Lemon Tetra

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")




5.5 - 8.0

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

8-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-8 years



Additional names

Lemon Tetra, Citron Tetra

Additional scientific names

Hemigrammus erythrophthalmus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

There is a black line on the edge of the anal fin, in females this will be very fine, whereas on males it's much thicker, and even cover a majority of the anal fin. Mature females will also be broader when viewed from above.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Does well with other peaceful community fish, do not keep with aggressive or predatory fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will take most foods including flake, pellet and live/frozen foods.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Appreciate a spacious tank with both planting and open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful mid-swimming shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A fairly high-sided tetra, similar to the Serpae Tetra. The body is pale yellow in colour, this also goes for the fins which also often have black borders. The eyes are red.

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