Buenos Aires Tetra
Buenos Aires Tetra are a lively, slightly aggressive fish that live in freshwater aquariums. The fish are very hardy so great for first-time fish keepers. They can be fin-nippers, so a little care must be taken when choosing co-inhabitants.The Buenos Aires tetra will thrive in tanks with plenty of space to swim.
The Buenos Aires tetra originates from its namesake, South America. They are found in South America in the La Plata region of Argentina, Paraguay, and southeastern Brazil where they are commonly found in rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
Approx. size: 1-2cm
Maximum size: 6cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+
Hardness: 18-357 ppm
Temperature: 16–28 °C
This fish's aquarium requires a heater. Click here.
Ease of care
Easy. These warm water fish are great for hobbyist just starting to look after tropical freshwater fishes.
The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.
Community with no long fined fish.
Moderate. Egg layer. They have special requirements that will need to be researched. Males are more colourful and females are usually slimmer.
They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.
Ensure you meet its required welfare needs.
Ensure the fish is compatible with its new tankmates. Do your research online or contact us if unsure.
Ensure your aquarium fish tank or pondwater is dechlorinated. Click here.
Ensure your aquarium fish tank or pond is filtered and running, fully cycled ready for fish. For information on cyling click here.
Do not buy live fish as gifts or for third parties without consulting them.
Ensure your water pH is not too high or low for your desired fish. Click here for information on household water pH levels.
If you require further advice please click here to contact us.
BEFORE DELIVERING THIS FISH - PLEASE READ
All livestock will be delivered using APC Courier - the only delivery company in the UK licenced to carry live fish.
Combined postage and packaging for live fish is £16.95 or FREE for orders above £100.
Please check the AVAILABILITY (displayed in green/red above price) for estimated delivery timescale.
Once your order is placed we will contact you to arrange a delivery date.
Delivery of live fish can only take place between 8am and midday on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday via APC Courier.
Please ensure you supply a valid mobile contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Please be aware that APC will not ship live fish consignments when overnight temperatures are near or below freezing.
Please note: APC are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but is not limited to the following areas and postcodes: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes AB, BT, DD, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE.
For information on how we package and ship fish click here.
GUARANTEE AND CLAIMS
We guarantee livestock for a period of 24 hours from receipt, afterwhich they are your responsibility to care for. Please be aware of the following criteria before you buy:
You must follow our acclimatising guide (provided in package) to safely introduce your fish.
Any losses must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.
Photographic evidence must be supplied in all cases.
Settlements for claims will be offered as store credit only.
We cannot accept the return of any aquatic livestock.
Shipping and packaging charges are non-refundable.
In the rare event of a loss upon arrival or within 24 hours of receipt click here for guidelines on reporting a claim.
Please click the icon to view/download our fish compatibility chart. Please be aware that this is purely advisory, and may conflict with many hobbyists views and experiences, or differ with certain variations of species. We will discuss fish welfare before shipping your live fish, but if you are unsure about fish compatibility please contact us anytime.
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Terms and Conditions - Live Fish
Livestock Delivery Terms
Combined orders for live fish totalling over £100 will qualify for FREE DELIVERY.
Standard delivery fee is £16.95 via APC Courier Fish Service (UK Mainland) Please note this is typically an AM delivery service.
APC are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas and postcodes: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE.
For information on how we package and ship fish click here.
Livestock orders are only deliverable on the following days to avoid the risk of delay or harm to fish: WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY.
No items will be despatched outside of these days or on / immediately prior to bank/public holidays.
Please be aware that you will need to be available to accept delivery between the hours of 8am and 12pm midday.
A responsible adult (over the age of 18) must be present to accept delivery.
Delivery day can be amended up to 48 hours prior to despatch.
Once your order is placed we will call you to arrange a delivery date.
Please ensure you supply a valid contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Delivery confirmation will be sent subsequently via email.
Ensuring welfare of fish in our care is vitally important to us. Under usual retail circumstances, tropical fish are imported from overseas and transported to a quarantine system. They are subsequently transported to a retail shop, and further transported to your home aquaria. A total of 4 points of transit.
By ordering via our website, your fish will only make 3 journeys. Importation > Quarantine > Your Aquaria. Please be assured that, by ordering online, journey time using our tried-and-tested delivery methods should have no detrimental effect on welfare. We will only send fish from a system that has completed at least 7 days quarantine and are deemed healthy and suitable for transit.
In the unlikely event of loss or a common disease being identified upon arrival, please refer to our claim guide via this link. Please keep fish bagged, take a clear photograph, and contact us immediately. Please do not integrate them into your system.
We guarantee the health of our livestock for up to 24 hours after delivery. We recommend that you follow basic quarantine steps where possible, and do not introduce new fish to existing stock unless completely satisfied with their well being. If you are ever unsure about the health of your new fish, please contact us. We are here to help and advise.
All stock levels are correct at point of listing but may be subject to change without notice. By ordering livestock from our website your are agreeing to adhere to section 17 of our Terms and Conditions.
We do not accept liability for consequential losses under any circumstances.