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Ornate Tetra
Ornate Tetra
An Ornate tetra facing right. Photo credit: Holger Krisp - Own work, CC BY 3.0, for Wikipedia (English)

Ornate Tetra

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Ornate Tetra (Hyphessobrycon bentosi) is a species of tetra characterized by a translucent pinkish body, with fins containing red, black, and white patterning. This listing is for very small specimens, around .5" long.

These tetra tend to stay a little under 2 inches in length and flourish in a wide range of temperatures (low 70's to low 80's). They require a minimum of 3 Ornate Tetra to form a shoal. A small school can be kept in a 10-gallon aquarium, any shoals with more than 3 fish should be kept in a 20-gallon aquarium. 

While these fish are peaceful and can be comfortably housed with peaceful community fish, they can also be housed with some semi-aggressive species such as angelfish and other larger tetra species.

An example image of a sub-adult Ornate tetra is provided. Photo credit: Holger Krisp - Own work, CC BY 3.0, for Wikipedia (English)