Silver Tip Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range pH 5.5-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Silver Tip Tetra Hasemania nana
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Silver Tip Tetra

Hasemania nana

The Silver Tip Tetra is one of the hardiest tetras, making it ideal for new tanks or new fishkeepers. The fish are peaceful and shoaling and should be mixed with other peaceful fish. If kept with very long finned fish (e.g. male Guppies or Siamese Fighting Fish) they may nip at the fins, but apart from this vice, they are otherwise trouble free. The aquarium should have open swimming areas, moderate flow, and hiding spots amongst vegetation. Males may occasionally fight, but no harm is done.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Tetragonopterus nanus, Hemigrammus nanus, Hasemania marginata, H. melanura | Other names Silver-Tipped Tetra, Silvertip, Silvertip Tetra | Origin South America; Brazil | Breeding Egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to hard | Natural Habitat Small streams and tributaries, usually found in flowing water | Sexing Males are more slender with whiter edging on the anal fin

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