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Pristella Tetra

Discussion in 'Characins' started by sunpirate2u, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. sunpirate2u

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    Common Name: X-ray tetra,Pristella Tetra

    Scientific Name: Pristella maxillaris

    Family: Characin

    Origin: Brazil, Venezuela, Guiana

    Max size: 4.5cm

    Temp 78-82 F.

    Ph: 7.0

    Care: Pristella maxillaris are good for beginners. They are extremely hardy and should be kept in groups of at least 4. Peaceful community fish, although they do get a bit skittish around larger tank mates. Do the best in soft water. They have never fin nipped any of my fish, even my female betta.

    Feeding: An omnivore - provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they should accept flake food. They will eat live plants too.

    Breeding: A pair should be separated and fed live foods prior spawning. They will lay hundreds of eggs on plants. Parents should be removed after spawning.

    Sex: Females are rounder than males.

    Min. Tank size: 10 gallons

    Comments These tetras I've had for 3 years and are SO hardy! They adapt to most things and don't ask for much. They are very fast swimmers and hard to catch. Their livespan is between 3-4 years easily.

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    Some shots of my pristellas

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    They really are lovely fish, beautiful bright colours when they're happy
     
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