Pittier's Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri)
57 Litres (15 US G.)
5.1-7.1cm (2-2.8 ")
6.0 - 7.0
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Diamond Tetra, Pittier's Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Opisthanodus haerteli
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America; Lake Valencia basin in Venezuela.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males have more elongated fins, especially the dorsal fin, than that of the females.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful community fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with nippy fish such as Tiger Barbs.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will take most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Appreciates a densely planted tank with cover to hide and some open swimming space. Does best in acidic or peat-filtered water.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful active shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- The Diamond Tetra has elongated fins which are generally translucent in colour. The body is oval shaped and green to silver, similar in body shape to the Serpae Tetra. It gets its name from the shimmering scales that develop when mature. In reflected light the scales can have a violet to gold iridescence. The upper part of the iris is red to orange.
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )