Blue Flash Glass Tetra (Heterocharax virgulatus)

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A rarely imported and colorful characin, the Blue Flash Glass Tetra has a wide distribution in South America but is uncommon throughout its range. It tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters and are typically found in large aggregations alongside other similar-sized tetras. Heterocharax virgulatus displays a striking iridescent coloration with hints of blue, green, and yellow depending on the ambient lighting. In the aquarium, this fish hardy and adaptable is best kept in a group of 5 or more with similarly-sized tankmates.



Blue Flash Glass Tetra (Heterocharax virgulatus)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Middle Rio Negro
Diet: Insectivore and scavenger. Will accept most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm