Care Level: Easy
Live Plant Safe: No
General Description: The Albino or Gold Buenos Aires Tetra is a selectively bred color form of the wild-type Buenos Aires Tetra. A hardy fish, the Albino Buenos Aires tetra has an elongated body shape that is peach-orange in color, with a red eye due to its albinism and light orange fins. These tetra are natural shoaling fish, thriving best with at least 8 individuals but more are encouraged. Number of individuals for this species is especially important to avoid nippy behavior that can otherwise be projected toward other tank mates. An adult Albino Buenos Aires tetra can reach a size of approximately 2.5″.
Diet Requirements: Albino Buenos Aires tetra are omnivores. Offer a diet made up of various high quality vegetable based and protein based flake foods, sinking micro pellet foods and bug bites are ideal, in addition to offering frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia. Variety is the spice of life in order to maintain color, immune function and longevity of your fish.
Care Requirements: A minimum 20 gallon aquarium is ideal for a small group of Albino Buenos Aires tetra given their more semi-aggressive temperament. Albino Buenos Aires tetra are one of our listed “hardy fish” because they are able to endure the initial break-in cycle of a newly set-up aquarium. Given their ease of care, Albino Buenos Aires tetra are also an excellent choice for beginner hobbyists. The aquarium does not need to be aquascaped with anything in particular to keep a shoal of Albino Buenos Aires tetra happy, but artificial plants, driftwood and other natural-looking arrangements will bring out the beauty of this fish. Albino Buenos Aires tetra are not a good live planted aquarium inhabitant because they will consume most live plants. Given their somewhat boisterous temperament, avoid timid and long-finned species as tank mates. Rainbowfish make excellent tank mates for Albino Buenos Aires tetra, for example. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-7.5.
Purchase Size: Medium 1-1/4” to 1-1/2”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.