Yellow- Banded Tetra Fish
Description of Yellow- Banded Tetra Fish Attention is immediately drawn to the head of this fish by the red on the upper part of the iris.The yellow band on the caudal peduncle distinguishes it from the larger and more aggressive Glass Tetra (M. oligolepsis). Yellow-Banded Tetras are active fish, so their tank should have planted areas around the sides and to the rear for use as retreats, and a clear area at the front for swimming. These fish are quite adaptable in terms of their water chemistry requirements. Sexing is difficult unless the fish are in breeding condition, when females appear swollen with spawn. The spawning tank must be densely planted to deter the fish from eating their own eggs. The female scatters several hundred eggs in vegetation, often among the roots of floating plants. The adults will then need to be removed.The young emerge after about two days; by a week old, they should be large enough to be weaned off fry foods and onto brine shrimp.
Eastern Peru, South America, Bolivia, Paraguay and western Brazil.
Eats both prepared diets and small livefoods.
Has a strong shoaling instinct.
Temperature 72-79°F (22-26°C); soft (50 mg/l) and acidic (pH 6.0-6.5)