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.
beginners, translucent look, peaceful fish, community tank
uninteresting fish, boring fish
Copper works when dosed correctly
Copper sulfate is a heavy metal that when dosed correctly, kills Chilodonella. The idea is to kill the parasite and not harm the fish. Dosing is based on the alkalinity (carbonate hardness) of the water. Copper toxicity increases as carbonates decrease, so a lower dose is required in low-alkalinity water. Charts can be found online. You'll need a copper test kit and alkalinity test kit to dose in the best manner. Otherwise, follow the directions on the treatment label.Avoid chelated or complexed copper medications. They are not effective..
From James 401 days ago