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The Candy Cane Tetra, also known as Hyphessobrycon bentosi, is a vibrant and peaceful freshwater fish species that originates from South America. They are a popular choice for aquarists due to their unique candy cane-like stripes and active behavior.


Candy Cane Tetras are relatively small, with a maximum size of 2 inches, and require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons. They appreciate plenty of hiding places, live plants, and open swimming areas. They are also peaceful and can be kept with other small, peaceful species.


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


The Candy Cane Tetra's unique characteristic is their distinctive red and white stripes, which resemble candy canes. They are also active swimmers, constantly exploring their surroundings and interacting with their tank mates.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • gH: 4-12
  • kH: 4-8
  • TDS: 100-300
  • Temperature: 72-78°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.

Candy Cane Tetra

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