The Diamond Tetra originally came from Venezuela and
fed on worms and insects. The Diamond Tetra gets is name from the golden
reflections off its scales at various angles. It likes a dimly lit tank
with plants and open spaces. It is recommended to keep them in schools of
6 - 10 fish. To bring out the color, feed the Diamond Tetra high quality flakes, along with brine shrimp,
bloodworms or frozen foods.
The male has a more pronounced dorsal fin. The breeding pattern is
typical of Cyprinids. Live food, increased temperature and gradually
increased lighting will help. Soft water is essential. Remove the parents after spawning.
Feed the fry brine shrimp.
||24 - 28
C; 75 - 82 F
||6 cm; 2.5 inches
||Normal, Egg Layer
Corydoras Catfish, Large
Tetras, Mollies, Platies, Plecostomus, Swordtails, Zebra Danio