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Lemon Tetra | Adult

250.003,000.00 /Pack

SKU: AATETRA000025-1-1 Categories: , ,
  • Minimum Tank Size: 15 gal (57 L) – A 15-gallon tank is the smallest size that could house the school this fish requires to be comfortable and show its best coloration.
  • Substrate Type: Any
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting – In very strong lighting, especially if the tank gravel and decorations are bright, this fish will appear washed out.
  • Temperature: 70-80°F (21-27°C) 
  • Range ph: 6.0 – 7.5
  • Hardness Range: 3 – 20 dGH – The Lemon Tetra is best kept at the lower range as it will lose color at a higher dGH.
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: All – These fish will swim in all areas of the aquarium.

Lemon tetras are a lovely freshwater fish that can add a special pinch of color to any aquarium. They’re also quite active and easy to care for. The appearance of the lemon tetra is both familiar and distinct! They have a similar diamond-shaped body like many other types of tetra species. However, lemons tend to be deeper-bodied and more laterally compressed. Most of the body is semi-transparent. In most specimens, the scales have a pearlescent finish that shines in the light. The caudal fin is transparent and glass-like. Upon closer inspection, you might see a fine black line around the perimeter of the fin that offers more definition. A similar appearance is found on the pectoral fins. The dorsal and anal fins are where the fish’s vibrancy is most noticeable! Lemon tetras sport a triangular dorsal fin that’s semi-transparent. Splashes of yellow and black cover the fin and add a touch of color! Meanwhile, the pointed anal fin is bolder. The front portion of the fin is bright yellow, but a black line borders the rest. In females, this line is pencil-thin. But for males, the black border is thick and prominent.

Scientific Name:  Hyphessobrycon Pulchripinnis

Adult Size of fish – inches: 2.0 inches (5.00 cm)

Lifespan: 8 years – These fish have a lifespan of anywhere from 4 to 8 years..

Aquarium Hardinesshardy

Aquarist Experience LevelBeginners