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Product Code: Blue Tetra Fish (Pair)
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Blue Tetra Fish

The Blue Tetra Fish (Boehlkea fredcochui) is a stunning and vibrant addition to any freshwater aquarium. Known for its iridescent blue body and active swimming behavior, this fish brings a touch of elegance and liveliness to your aquatic environment. The Blue Tetra is native to the Amazon River Basin in South America and thrives in well-planted tanks with plenty of swimming space.


  • Scientific Name: Boehlkea fredcochui
  • Common Name: Blue Tetra
  • Family: Characidae
  • Origin: Amazon River Basin, South America
  • Size: Up to 2 inches (5 cm)
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous

Appearance: The Blue Tetra is easily recognizable by its shimmering blue scales, which reflect light beautifully, making it a captivating centerpiece in any aquarium. Its body is sleek and streamlined, with transparent fins that add to its delicate appearance.

Care Instructions:

Tank Requirements:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons
  • Water Temperature: 72-79°F (22-26°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: 2-15 dGH
  • Filtration: Efficient filtration with moderate water flow
  • Substrate: Soft, sandy substrate preferred

Tank Setup:

  • Plants: The Blue Tetra thrives in a well-planted tank. Include live plants such as Java Fern, Anubias, and Amazon Sword to create hiding spots and mimic their natural habitat.
  • Lighting: Moderate lighting is ideal to enhance the blue coloration of the fish.
  • Decor: Use driftwood, rocks, and caves to provide additional hiding places and territory boundaries.

Feeding: The Blue Tetra is an omnivore and enjoys a varied diet. Provide a mix of high-quality flake food, micro pellets, and frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms. Feed small amounts multiple times a day to prevent overfeeding and maintain water quality.

Behavior and Compatibility: The Blue Tetra is a peaceful schooling fish that should be kept in groups of at least six to display natural behaviors and reduce stress. They are compatible with other small, non-aggressive fish such as other tetras, rasboras, and small catfish. Avoid housing them with larger, aggressive species that may prey on them.

Health and Maintenance: Regular water changes (25-30% weekly) and maintaining stable water parameters are essential to keep Blue Tetras healthy. Monitor for common diseases such as ich and fin rot, and treat promptly if symptoms appear. A varied diet and a clean environment will help prevent most health issues.

Breeding: Breeding Blue Tetras can be challenging but rewarding. Set up a separate breeding tank with slightly acidic water and plenty of fine-leaved plants or spawning mops. Condition the breeding pair with high-quality live foods. Once spawning occurs, remove the adults to prevent them from eating the eggs. The eggs will hatch in about 24-36 hours, and the fry can be fed infusoria or liquid fry food initially, followed by baby brine shrimp as they grow.

You will get a pair (Male and Female) of Blue Tetra Fish. The packet is fully sealed with pure oxygen and it is safe to travel long distances for 5-7 days. Buying Blue Tetra Fish online from aquastore is totally safe, we are delivering you with 100% satisfaction.

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