Skip to product information
1 of 1


Albino Head Tail Light Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer)

Albino Head Tail Light Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer)

Regular price $3.99 CAD
Regular price Sale price $3.99 CAD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Albino Head and Tail Light Tetra Care Guide

1. Tank Setup:

  • Albino Head and Tail Light Tetras are schooling fish, so it's best to keep them in groups of at least six individuals.
  • Provide a well-planted aquarium with open swimming areas and hiding spots using plants, driftwood, and rocks.
  • A minimum tank size of 15 gallons is suitable for a small group, but larger tanks are recommended for larger schools.

2. Water Parameters:

  • Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • Keep the water temperature in the range of 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C).
  • Regular water changes and good filtration are essential for their well-being.

3. Diet:

  • Albino Head and Tail Light Tetras are omnivores. Offer a balanced diet of high-quality flake or pellet food.
  • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms for variety and optimal health.

4. Behavior:

  • These tetras are peaceful and social. Keep them in groups to prevent stress and encourage natural behaviors.
  • They are active swimmers, so provide plenty of open space for them to explore.

5. Compatibility:

  • Albino Head and Tail Light Tetras are generally compatible with other peaceful community fish of similar size.
  • Avoid keeping them with aggressive or nippy tankmates.

6. Breeding:

  • If you're interested in breeding, a separate breeding tank with fine-leaved plants or a mesh spawning mop is recommended.
  • Provide a dimly lit environment, as they may scatter their eggs over plants.
  • After spawning, remove the adults to prevent them from eating the eggs.

7. Health Considerations:

  • Regularly observe their behavior and appearance for signs of illness.
  • Quarantine new fish before introducing them to the main tank to prevent the spread of diseases.

8. Lighting:

  • Provide moderate lighting. Use live or artificial plants to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing environment.

9. Filtration:

  • Ensure proper filtration to maintain water quality. Albino Head and Tail Light Tetras are sensitive to poor water conditions.

By following these care guidelines and providing an appropriately sized aquarium, you can create a thriving and enjoyable environment for Albino Head and Tail Light Tetras.

View full details