Three-Spot Tetra (Odontostilbe kriegi)

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Three-Spot Tetra

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Three-Spot Tetra

Odontostilbe kriegi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.5

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

6-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Three-Spot Tetra

Additional scientific names

Serrapinnus kriegi, Cheirodon kriegi


Origin

South America: Paraguay River basin.

Sexing

Females will appear fuller in the belly than the males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more, preferably over 10 individuals, with other peaceful community fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish prefers densely planted tanks with some open swimming space. They are sensitive to water conditions so should be kept in mature tanks with regular water changes. Prefers acidic water.

Behaviour

A peaceful and shoaling community fish, mainly swimming in the mid-section of the water column.

Identification

A small and slender fish with similar body shape to the well known Neon Tetra, however, the body is entirely iridescent silver in colour, the base of the caudal fin is black with white edging, the rest of the fins are clear.

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