X-ray Tetra Tropical Fish InformationPristella maxillaris
Behaviour Peaceful and shoaling
Typical size 4cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 27℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
X-ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris)
X-ray Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the X-ray 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 X-ray Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.
The X-ray tetra is a long-standing popular aquarium fish and is readily available, being mainly bred in captiveity. The fishes understated body colour and bold yellow-black-white fin markings give it a nice appearance in the aquarium. X-rays are typically peaceful shoaling tetras well suited to a community aquarium. The fish require areas of vegetation and do not like brightly lit areas so a dark substrate and some cover is appreciated. Soft water is not essential but combined with dark areas, will allow the fish to show its best colours. A varied diet, including some vegetable and meaty matter as well as standard flake, will also help improve health and colour. Although peaceful, like other tetras of similar shape, X-rays may on occasion nip at very fancy finned fish.
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