Platinum Tetra (Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri)

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Platinum Tetra

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Platinum Tetra

Hemigrammus vorderwinkleri

45 Litres (12 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.2

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Characidae




Origin

Sexing

Females are more full in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in acidic water. Keep in a spacious tank with some open swimming place as well as dense planting and hiding places. Bogwood is an ideal addition, as it will also help to create the "blackwater" conditions found in it's natural habitat.

Behaviour

An active peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

An attractive elongate rounded fish with translucent fins except for a black spot on the caudal peduncle, and a silver body. The lateral line is grey with the top half of the body being highly iridescent.

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