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Hemigrammus pulcher

New Fish Tank Tips: Never rinse out your filter media with straight tap water. Use some of the tank water that you’ve just siphoned out while doing a water change. The chlorine and chloramine in the tap water will kill the nitrifying bacteria in the filter.
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Hemigrammus pulcher is a semi-popular aquarium species, also known as the pretty tetra.

Pretty tetra, garnet tetra, black wedge tetra

Near Iquitos, Brazil.

Difficult, parents must be prevented from eating their own eggs, and require soft, acidic water. Eggs usually hatch within 20-24 hours.