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The Watermelon Tetra, scientifically known as Hyphessobrycon sp. "Melon," is a charming and visually striking freshwater fish species that adds a delightful touch to any aquarium. With its vibrant colors and unique patterning, the Watermelon Tetra is a popular choice among aquarists.


The Watermelon Tetra showcases a stunning combination of green, red, and black colors that resemble the pattern of a watermelon, hence its name. It has a streamlined body with a slight arch and a prominent dorsal fin, creating an elegant appearance. These tetras typically reach a size of around 1.5 inches, making them suitable for smaller aquariums.


Known for their peaceful nature, Watermelon Tetras are great additions to community tanks. They thrive in a well-planted aquarium with ample swimming space and gentle water flow. Keeping them in groups of at least six individuals will help promote their natural schooling behavior.


Feeding the Watermelon Tetra is relatively easy as they are omnivorous. They eagerly accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flakes, pellets, small live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms. Offer them a varied diet to ensure their optimal health and vibrant coloration.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 73-79°F
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Hardness: 5-12 dGH


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.

Watermelon Tetra

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