Common name: Diamond Tetra.
Species name: Moenkhausia pittieri.
Maximum size: 6 cm
Origin: South American inland waters.
Company: Diamond Tetra are suitable for community aquariums.
Water parameters: Temperature 22 - 26°C and pH 6.0- 7.5
Aquarium setup: Diamond Tetra is said to sparkle like a diamond with their silvery scales and orange accents. The Diamond Tetra prefers a heavily planted tank with soft water which is slightly acidic. They are idealy suited in a community tank and prefer to school in large numbers of at least 10 or more.
Breeding: They are egg scatterers and a separate breeding aquarium is necessary for successful breeding. Separate a pair into a tank with no lighting at first and then gradually increase it until spawning occurs. Live food such as mosquito larvae are great inducers.
Common Name Diamond Tetra Scientific Name Moenkhausia pittieri Origin South America Max Size 6 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
6.0 - 7.5
Diet Type Omnivore Min Tank Size Small Temperature Range 22 - 26 Care Level Easy