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Diamond Tetra

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Diamond Tetra Moenkhausia pittieri

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.

Diamond Tetra Moenkhausia pittieri
Scientific Name: Moenkhausia pittieri
Family: Characin
Temperature: 24 - 28 C; 75 - 82 F
pH: 6.5
Size: 6 cm; 2.5 inches
Life Span: 5 years
Breeding: Normal, Egg Layer


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