Hasemania nana
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Hasemania nana

Common Names: Silver Tip Tetra
Silvertip Tetra
Synonyms: Hemigrammus nanus
Tetragonopterus nanus
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Brazil, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks, though they will sometimes intimidate other fish with their active swimming. These tetras shouldn't be kept with shy fish for that reason. Silvertip Tetras tend to be slightly nippy as well, especially when not kept in large groups.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes or freeze dried tablets. Easy to keep. Silver Tip Tetras like plant cover to hide in.
6 - 8
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
5 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 3cm (1.2")
Female: 3cm (1.2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male and female silvertips are distinctly different in coloration. In breeding condition, the male Silvertip Tetra is a coppery orange colour while the females are a golden yellow. A female is pictured above.
Breeding: Not easy to breed, but the babies are easy to raise.
Comments: Silver Tip Tetras are best kept in schools of six or more, because they are schooling fish. These tetras become very beautiful when kept in a tank with good lighting, as it makes their colors shine.
Main Colours: Orange, Gold
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: nlp
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