Species group: Tetras
Other common names: Bentosi White Tip Tetra; Bentos Tetra; Rosy Tetra; False Rosy Tetra
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon bentosi
The Ornate Tetra is a small schooling fish which is found in slow moving, vegetated waterways in the Amazon River Basin in South America.
The Ornate Tetra has a red-orange colored body, and a long dorsal fin which is red with a white tip.
Ornate Tetras are a peaceful species, which do well in densely planted community tanks. They need to be kept in schools of at least 6 fish, and a group of 10 or more is preferred. They are omnivorous and will appreciate flakes, as well as live or freeze-dried food.
Colombian Tetras do best in schools of half a dozen or more; therefore, they require a spacious tank, of at least 20 gallons. The aquarium should be well planted and moderately lit.
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