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Diamond Tetra -- moenkhausia pitteriDiamond Tetra — moenkhausia pitteri©2007 Publications International, Ltd.

Scientific name: Moenkhausia pitteri

A somewhat larger tetra, the Diamond Tetra reaches 2.5 inches and exhibits intense coloration when kept in a darkly aquascaped tank. It should also have adequate swimming room in the tank. The Diamond Tetra should be kept at a water temperature between 74º and 82º Fahrenheit with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5 and soft to moderately hard water.

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Flake and freeze-dried foods supplemented with live brine shrimp fulfill its dietary needs. The Diamond Tetra has violet-hued scales with a fine scattering of green and gold that creates a pleasant sparkling effect.

To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:

  • Aquariums
  • Aquarium Basics
  • How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
  • How to Set Up an Aquarium
  • How to Maintain an Aquarium
  • How to Choose Aquarium Fish
  • How to Care for Aquarium Fish
  • Freshwater Aquarium Fish

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