Diamond Tetra
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Diamond Tetra

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Moenkhausia pittieri

Diamond Tetra


Native Location: Lake Valencia, Venezuela

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 6cm

Temperament: Community

Diet: Omnivorous, readily accept most foods.

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 75-82°F (24-28°C)

Preferred pH Range: 5.5-7.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cmx30cmx30cm

Potential Tank mates: Most peaceful Tetra species, Rasbora, Corydoras, Care Level: Easy

The Diamond Tetra is one of those fish that truly does live up to its name. Adults develop a sparkling shimmer to their bodies which, under the right lighting, looks amazing. With their peaceful nature and sparkling appearance, they make a great choice of schooling fish for any aquarium.

Sadly, almost completely wiped out in the wild, the Diamond Tetra has been losing its natural habitat to development and pollution for some time. All fish found in the hobby are farm bred and sustainable.

Suitable for almost any community aquarium thanks to their peaceful behaviours, they are great in a planted tank alongside Corydoras or even Angelfish. Additionally, having no specific feeding requirements, they will readily consume flake, frozen or live foods. Just remember that variety is the key. A mixture of smaller live foods such as daphnia and brine shrimp supplemented with a quality granule or flake food will be enough.

As an egg-scatterer, the Diamond Tetra show zero parental behaviour and although some fry can appear in a mature planted aquarium, in order to increase the survival rate, a dedicated breeder tank is advised. Offering live food will condition them and as long as there is a large grain substrate or mesh to allow the eggs to drop through will protect them from the adult fish eating them. 

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, we treat for any health issues that may occur during transport and ensure each fish is eating well and looking healthy.  All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.

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