Silver Tip Tetra Care Sheet

Silver Tip TetraAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 2 inches or 5 cm
OriginSouth America, mainly Brazil
Natural habitatRivers
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature70 - 84 ºF or 21 - 29 ºC
Water pH6.0 - 8.0 pH
Water Hardness5 - 20 dH
StrataAll, but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful schooling fish
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more
Minimum tank size12 gal or 45 liter for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withLarger active Tetras, Mollies and Catfish
SexesMales have a darker orange to copper color while the females are more yellowish in color and they are fatter when breeding
FoodFlake food and frozen or freze dried blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature79 - 84 °F or 26 - 29 °C
Other namesSilver Tipped Tetra and various spelling forms
Scientific nameHasemania nana
Other Scientific namesHemigrammus nanus, Tetragonopterus nanus
Lifespan5 years

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