Common Name: Brillantsalmler, Diamond Characin, Pittier's Tetra and Timanttitetra
Adult Size: 2.5 inches
Life Expectancy: 5 years
Habitat:South American inland waters
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 75-82° F
pH Range: 6.0-7.5
Hardness Range: 4-8
Diet & Nutrition: Readily accept just about anything offered. For the best condition and colours offer regular meals of small live and frozen foods such as bloodworm, Daphnia and brine shrimp, along with dried flakes and granules.
Breeding & Spawning: Egg scatterers and the parents will eat the eggs. Eggs hatch after 36 hours and fry are swimming after 4 days.
Gender: Males tend to be larger and less stockily built than females, with a greater proportion of reflective scales. They also develop beautiful, extended ventral, dorsal and anal fins as they mature. These are suffused with a violet sheen, while those of the female are almost entirely clear.