Red Belly Tetra Aphyocharax Rathbuni is a fascinating small variety of tetras that originated from streams and river drainages of Paraná and Uruguay. They are known to change in color as they grow over time, and many aquarists are keeping them nowadays.
Aphyocharax Rathbuni, like other tetras, is a nice little peaceful fish that usually grows to 35 - 45 mm in length. Females in mating conditions have a more oversized frame while males have more vibrant colors and white tips on their dorsal, anal, and pelvic fins.
Aphyocharax Rathbuni is a peaceful fish and lovely that thrives on average water conditions. Therefore, it is ideal for keeping them in a tank with a sandy substrate decorated with roots, bogwood, and pebbles. The minimum tank size required should be at least 20 liters.
Ph Level: 6.8 - 7.0
GH: 8.4 - 14mg/l
Water Temperature: 23 - 25°C
Red Belly Tetras eats a wide variety of food like mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, flakes, micropellets, frozen foods, and daphnia.
These lovely little fish are polygamous, and it is practical to keep them in a group of 5 males and seven females. These adorable little fish are polygamous. And because of that, it is sensible to keep them in a group of 5 males and seven females. The advised breeding tank is 60 liters, has a temperature of 26°C, and has a hardness level of (GH) 3.
You need to include floating plants like java moss on your breeding tank as they lay eggs on them or a mesh with the right size to catch it.
The most dominant male, along with the most prominent female, lays more eggs. Remember to remove the adults after spawning. The most dominant male, along with the biggest female, lays more eggs.
Remember to remove the adults after spawning. The hatching period will generally take 48 hours and should a liquid and baby brine shrimp diet for a few days and transition to regular food as they grow.
Aphyocharax Rathbuni matures slowly as males develop white fins in 5 months, and their full development on colors may take up to 16 months.