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Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

Hyphessobrycon anisitsi
Buenos Aires Tetra
An aquarium favourite for over 60 years, the Buenos Aires Tetra is a metallic coloured fish, with red tipped fins and a black marking on the dorsal fin. It is also an extremely large tetra, growing to 6 cm. A hardy, and beautiful fish, the Buenos Aires Tetra makes the perfect addition to any freshwater tank. An undemanding fish, the Buenos Aires tetra is extremely suitable for the beginner, as it has no special requirements. However it is best kept away from delicate and shy species such as the red-eyed characin due to its boisterous nature. It is a notorious fin nipper and has a tendency to eat aquarium plants. This fish has a similar diet to most tetras. Regular feeding of flake and dried foods is enough to sustain these lively fish. However vegetable matter is suggested, to vary the Buenos Aires tetra's diet. This fish requires more food than most small aquarium fish. recommended as they bring out the fish's colors.