Tenuis Tetra (Mimagoniates lateralis)

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Tenuis Tetra

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Tenuis Tetra

Mimagoniates lateralis

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")




5.5 - 6.5

19 -22 °C (66.2-71.6°F)

3-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Tenuis Tetra

Additional scientific names

Coelurichthys lateralis, Coelurichthys tenuis, Mimagoniates tenuis

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females may appear plumper than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful non-predatory tank mates.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious mature tank with excellent filtration as well as hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small elongate fish with transparent fins and a silver body with a bold black lateral line running from the nose to just behind the dorsal, where it dramatically widens to the caudal peduncle.

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