Hasemania nana:

Other names;

Hasemania melanura, Hemigrammus nanus


Common Name:

Silvertip Tetra

Size: Up to 2 in (5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Small streams in the San Francisco River region of Brazil.
Min Tank Size: 15 gallons or larger for schools.
Min Shoal Size: Best in groups of six or more. Tend to nip in smaller numbers.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried. Should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, and Bloodworms to supplement their diet.
Behavior: Peaceful and active schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more. May nip fins of other fish.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, temperature 72 – 82°F (22 – 28°C) pH 6.0-8.0 dH range: 5 – 19
Care: Tank arranged in dark colors; densely planted; an open-water swimming area is important.
Communities: A peaceful shoaling fish for non-aggressive communities. Tankmates might include corydoras and other small, peaceful catfish, danios, dwarf cichlids, gouramis, most livebearers, rasboras and other peaceful tetras. Keeping H. nana as part of a shoal of a minimum of 6 fish is recommended as these fish are fin-nippers without the security of being part of a shoal. A ratio keeping 1 male to 2 females is advised.
Suitability: Moderately easy to keep, however will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment.
Note: Hasemania is unique within Characidae for their absence of an adipose fin.

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