Diamond Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful shoaling fish
Typical size 4cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
Diamond Tetra Moenkhausia pittieri
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Diamond Tetra

Moenkhausia pittieri

The Diamond Tetra is a peaceful shoaling fish that visually improves as it ages. Its name comes from its speckling of reflective scales on an iridescent silver body. When young the fish may appear a little dull, but given the right environment can soon be the most attractive fish in the aquarium. Although the fish will tolerate harder water, it should only be kept in soft to medium conditions over a long period. The Diamond Tetra is best kept in aquariums with plenty of open spaces, subdued light or shade provided by floating plants, and a dark bottom. An excellent small shoaling fish, but may nip at elaborately finned fish such as male Guppies or Siamese Fighters.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Opisthanodus haerteli | Other names Pittier's tetra | Origin South America; Venezuela; Lake Valencia | Breeding Egg scatterer. Fry hatch after 48-60 hours | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-7 very soft to medium | Sexing Males have a distinct large dorsal. Females may be more rounded

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