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diamond tetra

 

Family: CHARACIDAE
Species: Moenkhausia pittieri
Common Name: Diamond tetra
Size: Up to 2.5 inches (6 cm)
Habitat: South America: Venezuela, Lake Valencia
Min Tank Size: 30 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Wide range of foods accepted, preferably live.
Behavior: Peaceful schooling fish.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 75 -82°F (24 28°C) pH 5.5-7.5 dH range: 0 - 12
Care: Medium, keep in schools of at least six.
Communities: Good for communities without overactive members or fin nippers.
Suitability: Good for all

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