Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis
Place of Origin: South America, Brazil.
Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 15 gallon / 60 litre
Temperature: 72 – 82 Deg F / 22 – 28 Deg C
Water chemistry: pH 5.5 – 7.5
Sexing: The female Lemon Tetra is a slightly larger adult fish and has a smaller, less distinct black edge to the anal fin than the male.
Breeding: Dimly lit tank with some fine leaved plants on the bottom to catch the eggs will encourage breeding. Be sure to remove parents after they have spawned to avoid them eating the eggs.
Additional Information: This tetra is generally peaceful but they are sometimes prone to fin nipping on some of their tank mates. Keeping them in a school of 6 or more may help alleviate this problem. This hardy, inexpensive fish is a welcome addition to many community tanks.