These little tetras are one of the brightest colored fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby! They have a white belly and Silver Tip Tetra and The males have a copper color, the females are more pale and silvery Both have white tips on the fins, hence the name. Their eye-catching coloration has made them one of the most popular fish for freshwater aquariums today. They are great for beginners and experts a like, and they thrive in any well-established aquarium that meets their recommended water parameters. These fish stay small, growing no larger than one to two inches, which makes them an excellent choice for small-sized tanks.
Silver Tip Tetra are very peaceful and make great additions to community aquariums. However, they should only be kept in tanks with other non-aggressive fish that are similar in size. They are a schooling fish, and their schools create a magnificent display of colours in motion that has to be seen to be believed! These fish do best in densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding places. This can be achieved with rocks and caves, driftwood, and live plants (good ones include mosses or tall plants that will reach the middle level of the aquarium, such as green cabomba, moneywort, java ferns, etc.). Since they are a schooling fish, they can really only thrive in groups.
Silver Tip Tetra spend most of their time within the middle and top levels of the aquarium. These fish are not recommended for new tanks, as they may have problems in tanks that are not well-cycled. It is important to acclimate Silver Tip Tetra to a new tank slowly, because they can be sensitive to changes in water parameters.
What We Like About This Fish:
- Its small size makes it an ideal candidate for the nano aquarium
- Safe with plants
- Completely peaceful
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 68° - 80° F (20° - 27° C)
pH: 5.0 - 7.0
KH: 4 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons
Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept most fish flakes and pellets, as well as most small foods, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.
- Social behaviour: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.