redstriped tetra

Scientific name Hemigrammus rubrostriatus
Descriptor Zarske
Year of description 2015
IUCN category DD
Family Characidae
Genus Hemigrammus
Hemigrammus rubrostriatus Hemigrammus rubrostriatus

Introduction

Hemigrammus rubrostriatus, commonly known as redstriped tetra, is a little fresh water fish from the Amérique du Sud.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    5 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year
  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    5 cm
  • Longevity
    5 year

How to recognize the redstriped tetra ?

The redstriped tetra measures between 4 and 5 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal.

Sexual dimorphism

The females have a more rounded abdomen than the males, they are generally stockier. This characteristic is exacerbated in the period of reproduction.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The redstriped tetra is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The redstriped tetra is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6 - 6.5
  • gh (hardness)
    10 - 12

Biotope presentation

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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