Head & Tail Light Tetra

Hemigrammus ocellifer
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The Head & Tail Light Tetra have a amazing sparkling iridescent body with a black band where the tail meets the body, they also have a characteristic red mark on their eye lid.


The Head & Tail Light Tetra are best kept in large schools (minimum 6 in the group) and can generally be kept with different tetra species with few problems. Tetras will also mix readily with a range of species and are generally an ideal community fish – however as many species are relatively small, it is not a good idea to mix them with species that grow large such as Oscars. Some species can be prone to eating aquatic plants.

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