Moenkhausia pittieri
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Moenkhausia pittieri

Common Names: Diamond Tetra
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Venezuela, South America.
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, schooling Tetra.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed flakes. Quite easy to keep. Some floating plants help calm the Diamond Tetra. Softer water is preferred.
6 - 7.5
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6cm (2.4")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have larger dorsal and anal fins.
Breeding: Soft water is essential. The tank should be placed in an area that has at least one hour of sunlight per day. Live foods such as mosquito larvae are essential for conditioning the fish. Remove the parents after spawning as they will eat the eggs.
Comments: Glows iridescently when the light is from above and in front.
Main Colours: Silver
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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