Silvertip tetra (Hasemania nana)

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Silvertip tetra

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Silvertip tetra

Hasemania nana

Moderate

37.854 liters
37,854.118 mL
37.9 Litres (10 US G.)

1.181 in 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

295.15 K
71.6 °F
531.27 °R
301.15 K
82.4 °F
542.07 °R
22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years



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Additional names

Silvertip Tetra, Kobbertetra, Kupfersalmler, Silver-tipped Tetra, Tipped Tetra, Copper Tetra

Additional scientific names

Tetragonopterus nanus, Hemigrammus nanus, Hasemania marginata


Origin

South America: São Francisco River basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Sexing

Mature females are slightly fuller in the belly than males and they have a yellow tipped anal fin. Males have a white tipped anal fin and may be richer in body colour.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling community fish, does well with other peaceful and non-aggressive or predatory fish. Keep in groups of 6 or more, preferably over 10. Can be a fin nipper if not kept in a shoal.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm, brine shrimp and daphnia. Will take food from surface and occasionally from the substrate.

Feeding regime

Feed one or twice a day. More if young.

Environment Specifics

The Silvertip Tetra prefers acidic water (for breeding) and a densely planted tank with open swimming space.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling species of Tetra.

Identification

An attractive fish that looks good in a shoal. The body is pale yellow to gold in colour, a black horizontal band runs from the caudal peduncle to the middle of the fork of the caudal fin. Both lobes of the caudal fin, the tip of the dorsal and anal fins are tipped with white, giving the fish its common name.

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