Fish Species

Buenos Aires Tetra

Buenos Aires Tetra - Description

The Buenos Aires Tetra is a very hardy fish and ideal for beginners. It has a beautiful metallic colored body with red tipped fins and black markings. It is one of the larger species of Tetras and can grow up to 7cm.

They are very lively fish and can be aggressive to smaller fish. The Buenos Aires Tetra is a 'fin nipper' and will eat almost anything including aquarium plants!

Popular Name: Buenos Aires Tetra
Species: Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

Profile of the Buenos Aires Tetra

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Buenos Aires Tetra species.

  • Size: Up to 7cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 5.5 to 8.5 Temp 17 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried and Flake Food

  • Temperament: Boisterous fish, known as a 'fin nipper'

  • Habitat: Ponds and River Basins, South America

  • Behaviour: Can be aggressive to other Tetras

  • Range: South America

Scientific Classification of the Buenos Aires Tetra

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

  • Popular Name: Buenos Aires Tetra

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Characiformes

  • Family: Characidae

Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Buenos Aires Tetra

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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