Pepper Tetra (Axelrodia stigmatias)
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5.5 - 6.5
- Pepper Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Axelrodia fowleri, Hyphessobrycon stigmatias
- This is a South American fish native to the upper Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru; and middle Madeira River in Brazil.
- Difficult to sex, females will appear fuller in the belly than males.
- A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with larger predatory fish. Best not kept with long-finned slow moving fish.
- Prefers meaty foods, will take pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Does best in acidic water and in a densely planted tank with some open swimming space. Does not like very strong currents and needs hiding places.
- A peaceful shoaling fish.
- A small and slender tetra which has a pale orange-silver body and a small black band topped with a white band on the caudal peduncle. The rest of the fins are mostly clear with some white edging in the dorsal and anal fins.
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