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The Buenos Aires Tetra, also known as Hyphessobrycon anisitsi, is a popular freshwater fish species that originates from South America. They are a favorite among aquarists due to their active nature and striking coloration.


Buenos Aires Tetras are relatively large, with a maximum size of 3 inches, and require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons. They are active swimmers and appreciate plenty of hiding places, live plants, and open swimming areas. They are also peaceful and can be kept with other similar-sized, peaceful species.


These omnivores will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live/frozen foods. It's important to provide a balanced diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health.


The Buenos Aires Tetra's unique characteristic is their striking red and silver coloration. They are a hardy species and can tolerate a wide range of water conditions, making them suitable for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-8.0
  • gH: 4-12
  • kH: 4-8
  • TDS: 150-300
  • Temperature: 68-78°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Buenos Aires Tetra

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