Silvertip Tetra

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Hasemania nana - (Lütken, 1875)
Silvertip Tetra

A flashy species when well-fed and kept in groups.

[edit] Overview

A speedy schooling fish, best kept in groups of five or more. When well-fed, it displays attractive metallic colors, sometimes developing a golden hue.

This species can sometimes be overly aggressive in a small tank, chasing and nipping at mild-mannered tankmates. They can hold their own with Angelfish and other assertive species.

Family: Characidae

Other common name(s):

  • Silver Tip

Native range:

Maximum length: 2.7 cm (1 in)

Water: Freshwater 22 °C (295 K, 72 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

General swimming level: Midwater to top.

[edit] Feeding

Omnivore. Will take most foods, but the best colors are seen when color enhancing rations are fed several times weekly.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Best kept with other species that are fast-swimming (e.g. Giant Danios and bold (bigger barbs and tetras), as they can intimidate small, meeker fishes.

[edit] Breeding/Propagation

Scatter eggs in busy plants. Has a reputation as a reluctant spawner.

Text credit: JL
Facts about Silvertip TetraRDF feed
Common name Silvertip Tetra  +, and Silver Tip  +
Family Characidae  +
Genus Hasemania  +
Maximum length 1 in  +
Native range South America  +, Brazil  +, and Sao Francisco River Basin  +
Specific name nana  +
Swimming level Midwater to top.  +
Text credit JL  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 295 K (22 °C, 72 °F)  +
Water type Freshwater  +