Costello tetra

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Costello tetra
Hemigrammus hyanuary thomnight 001.jpg
Scientific classification e
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.


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.


  1. ^ a b R. Reis & F. Lima (2009). "Hemigrammus hyanuary". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 

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