Tetra | Diamond Tetra
Tetra | Diamond Tetra

Tetra | Diamond Tetra

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Scientific Name:  Moenkhausia pittieri

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

    Temperament: Peaceful

    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 bloodwormDaphnia 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.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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