Diamond Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Moenkhausia pittieri
Diamond Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful shoaling fish
Typical size 4cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number in Tank 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)

Diamond Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Diamond Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Diamond Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Diamond Tetra Facts

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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