Golden tetra

The Golden tetra lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.3, dH range: 12 environment.

The Golden Tetra looks like it has been sprayed with gold paint all over it's body and it is real pretty! The Golden Tetra looks gold because of a specialized protection to its skin. More

The Golden Tetra appears as if it was made of metal and does appear as if it was really made of gold. Both sexes look the same with a black spot at the base of the tail and the dorsal and anal fins are edged in white. More

Common names

Bass tetra in English
Glanztetra in German (Deutsch)
Gold tetra in English
golden tetra in English
Goldtetra in German (Deutsch)
Guldtetra in Danish (dansk)
Guldtetra in Swedish (Svenska)
Ixha in Palicur
Kiilletetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kirschfleckensalmler in German (Deutsch)
Messingsalmler in German (Deutsch)
Pikili in Carib
Pikili in Galibi
Punalyhtytetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Punapyrstötetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
rodway's tetra in English
rodway's tetra in Unknown
Sardinita in Spanish (español)
Yaya in Creole, French
Yaya in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Zwinnik armstronga in Polish (polski)
Zwinnik zloty in Polish (polski)
罗氏半线脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
羅氏半線脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
金半線脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
金半线脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Hemigrammus
Species : Hemigrammus rodwayi
Authority : Durbin, 1909