From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer
A mainstay of the tropical aquarium world for decades, this is a great community tank fish and beautiful fish than can be recommended to beginning aquarists. It should be kept in groups, ideally 5 to 7 or more. In small tank, a trio do much better than a single specimen. A school of 12 or more in a large planted tank is a wonderful sight.
Other common name(s):
- Jewel Tetra
Habitat: Prefers quiet waters with plantings offering shelter along the back wall, some driftwood structure, and open swimming space in midground and front.
Maximum height: 3.1 cm (1 in)
Minimum aquarium size: 38 L (10 gal)
Water: Freshwater 24 °C (75 °F) - 28 °C (82 °F)
General swimming level: Mid-water to top.
Omnivore. Will take most fishfoods, including bloodworms, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae, and dried preparations including ''Spirulina''. Color enhancing foods should be offered several times each week.
A peaceful fish and one of the few that can be recommended as companions of Discus.
Oviparous, scattering adhesive eggs in bushy plants.
Formerly known as Hemigrammus serpae.