Orange Von Rio TetraCountry of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
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These fish are:
- Low maintenance
- Do well in groups of 5 or more
- Take a variety of food from flake to frozen
Orange Von Rio Tetra
The Orange Von Rio Tetra is a beautiful freshwater tropical fish native to the coastal rivers of Brazil. This highly popular species has a long history with aquarists who enjoy their red to orange colors and peaceful nature. This species was extremely sought after in the early 1940s with aquarium owners but saw that popularity decline until recently when it has made a resurgence in the industry.
Contrary to many tropical freshwater fish, the females of the species are larger than the males. Additionally, the Orange Von Rio Tetra sees both sexes generally having the same brilliance of color. This is rare as most freshwater tropical fish show the males of the species with brighter colors.
The Orange Von Rio Tetra is a very peaceful fish species. Due to its docile nature, this fish breed can cohabitate successfully with other species of similar size and temperament. However, since this fish species is on the smaller end of tropical freshwater fish, they mustn't share a tank with larger, potentially aggressive species as they will become vulnerable to attack.
Given their small size and timid behavior, finding suitable tankmates is vital to ensure your Orange Von Rio Tetra stays happy and healthy while in your tank. Experts suggest doing extensive research on the proper tankmates as this plays a vital role in the health and wellbeing of this species.
The Orange Von Rio Tetra is an omnivore in its natural habitat. Their diets consist of local vegetation and small insects and invertebrates native to the region. While many freshwater tropical fish are omnivores, this species is unique in that it will eat nearly anything. This is highly advantageous to aquarists as they can obtain the proper fish food with ease.
Feeding the Orange Von Rio Tetra the proper diet is vital to keeping its health and wellbeing at its maximum. Experts recommend varying their diet to mimic that of their natural environment. This will ensure the fish retains its natural temperament and color while in the tank. Additionally, experts recommend feeding this fish two to three times a day and in small quantities.
What is the lifespan of the Orange Von Rio Tetra?
This robust species lives on average for four years, which makes them ideal for aquarists.
How big do Orange Von Rio Tetras get?
This species is naturally small, and its size, on average, is merely one inch.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.