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Lemon Tetra

Imported

Lemon Tetra

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

Native Location: Lower Amazon river in Brazil

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 4cm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 20-28℃ (70-82.4℉)

Preferred pH Range: 5.0-7.5

Minimum Aquarium Size: 80cm x 30cm for group of 6-8 fish.

Potential Tankmates: Small Hatchetfish, Pencilfish, Corydoras and similar sized Tetra

Care Level: Easy

When provided with the right conditions, the Lemon Tetra is capable of making quite the impact. With their tendency to shoal when in groups and brightly coloured bodies and fins, anyone who observes them will be in for a treat. Their body standing out against the green backdrop.

Found in the lower region of the Amazon River in Brazil in the smaller river tributaries and oxbow lakes along with flooded forest floors, they are no stranger to aquatic plants. Providing something similar to their natural environment which includes and soft sandy substrate, branches and plenty plants should encourage more colour, confidence and breeding survival rates. Their diet consists of tiny crustaceans and insects along with algae which can be provided in the form of frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp and daphnia. Dry foods containing quality ingredients like Spirulina algae. Live foods can be offered as a treat.

The Lemon Tetra is an egg scattering fish which means they drop fertilised eggs onto the substrate and plants below. In a fully planted aquarium, it is possible to discover a small amount of fry emerging without any involvement but for a higher survival rate, it is best to have a secondary aquarium available when the female becomes full of eggs. A small aquarium with a mesh or large grain gravel as a substrate would offer a refuge for eggs until the female has stopped spawning. At that point, the parents should be removed.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Sandy Stonham
Lemon tetra

As yet they are all white no hint of lemon they seem happy enough and hang out with the rummy noses