Costello tetra

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Costello tetra
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Hemigrammus
Species: H. hyanuary
Binomial name
Hemigrammus hyanuary
Durbin, 1918

The Costello tetra is a species of characin from the Amazon basin and is found in Brazil and Peru.[1] The specific name comes from Lake Hyanuary in Brazil.[citation needed] Other common names used in English are January tetra and green neon. The name "green neon" is also used for Paracheirodon simulans.

Distribution[edit]

Costello tetras are found in the Amazon Basin.

In the aquarium[edit]

Costello tetras have been kept in the aquarium hobby. Some foods aquarists feed them include flakes, pellets, and live foods.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b R. Reis & F. Lima (2009). "Hemigrammus hyanuary". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T167683A6367318. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T167683A6367318.en. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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