Pepper Tetra (Axelrodia stigmatias)

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Pepper Tetra

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Pepper Tetra

Axelrodia stigmatias

38 Litres (10 US G.)

2-3 cm (0.8-1.2")




5.5 - 6.5

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

7-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-8 years



Additional names

Pepper Tetra

Additional scientific names

Axelrodia fowleri, Hyphessobrycon stigmatias

Origin[edit | edit source]

This is a South American fish native to the upper Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru; and middle Madeira River in Brazil.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex, females will appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with larger predatory fish. Best not kept with long-finned slow moving fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Prefers meaty foods, will take pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in acidic water and in a densely planted tank with some open swimming space. Does not like very strong currents and needs hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small and slender tetra which has a pale orange-silver body and a small black band topped with a white band on the caudal peduncle. The rest of the fins are mostly clear with some white edging in the dorsal and anal fins.

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