Pristella maxillaris
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Pristella maxillaris

Common Names: Pristella
X-Ray Tetra
Synonyms: Aphyocarax maxillaris
Aphyocharax maxillaris
Holopristis riddlei
Pristella riddlei
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Venezuela, South America.
Main Ecosystem: Swamp; Swamp
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Recommended for a community tank.
Diet: Ominvore; Omnivore
Care: Feed with normal and vegetable flakes. Very easy to keep.
6 - 8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
20 dH - 35 dH
Potential Size: Male: 4.5cm (1.8")
Female: 4.5cm (1.8")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are more slender than females.
Breeding: Very easy. Keep in a school and use a pH of 7.0.
Variants: A golden variety is available.
Comments: Very pretty and excellent for beginners.
Main Colours: Clear, Red, Black
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: weird22person, Doedogg
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