Sharp Toothed Tetra (Micralestes acutidens)

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Sharp Toothed Tetra

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Sharp Toothed Tetra

Micralestes acutidens

95 Litres (25 US G.)

8-9 cm (3.1-3.5")




6.2 - 8.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

15-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-3 years



Additional names

Sharp Toothed Tetra, Sharptooth Tetra

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females may appear fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with long-finned fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places as well as some open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate fish with a forked caudal fin, it has a black mediolateral line running from the gill plate to the caudal peduncle. The body is iridescent silver-copper in colour and the fins are mostly grey with the dorsal fin being tipped in black.

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