Gold Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi) – Group of 10 Fish


The Gold or Brass Tetra is widespread throughout South America, and is found in a  variety of habitat types in the wild, usually in large schools. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, making a great and vividly colored community fish. Their metallic gold pigmentation is actually caused by a harmless parasite that they are exposed to in the wild, which means that tank or pond raised specimens are usually dull in appearance and lack their namesake gold coloration. Like most small schooling tetras, Gold Tetras are best kept in groups of 10 or more, and will usually school with other similarly sized tetras. Our fish are wild collected, colorful, and carefully acclimated – a great addition to planted or nano aquariums.

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Gold Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi) – Group of 10 Fish

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most prepared or frozen feeds in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: A peaceful, schooling fish ideal for most community tanks

Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.0 – 7.4
Temp: 76-82F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: <30ppm