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Hemigrammus ocellifer

Hemigrammus ocellifer
Head & Tail Light Tetra
The Head & Tail Light Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer) is a South American freshwater fish. Also known by the binomial synonyms Hemibrycon ocellifer and Tetragonopterus ocellifer it is found in the rivers of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru.
Most specimens offered for sale in the aquatics trade are tank-raised.
With a maximum size of 5 centimetres (2.0 in) the sexes are distinguished as mature females are fuller bodied.
Captive-raised specimens will acclimatise to a wide range of aquarium conditions, water should be between pH: 6-8, dH: up to 18 degrees and the water at a temperature between 22 to 26 °C.
A great species for planted community aquariums. Head & Tail Light Tetras must be kept in groups of 6 or more, and should be provided with floating plants to help diffuse any bright lighting. Hiding places and open swimming areas should be provided when aquascaping the tank, and consideration should be given to the fact that the colours of this fish show up best when they are housed in tanks with a dark substrate and background.