Gold Tetra (Rachoviscus crassiceps)

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Emperor Tetra

Rachoviscus crassiceps

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-3.9 cm (1.2-1.5")




5.6 - 7.2

20 -25 °C (68-77°F)

5-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-6 years




Mature females will have a fuller belly and are smaller than males. he males have hooklets and white edged fins.

Tank compatibility

Must be kept in the company of its own in groups of 8 or more. These are generally peaceful fish that should be kept with equally peaceful similar sized fish such as Dwarf Gouramis and Corydoras.


Will take most foods including pellets and flake, as well as live/frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics

Likes a spacious tank with some dense planting with hiding places and open swimming space. Dark coloured substrate really brings out their colouration and they don't appreciate bright lighting.


A peaceful shoaling fish.


The Gold Tetras are typical Tetra in shape and have a rounded blunt snout. The colouration of this fish is tan or gold, and is glittered with many gold flecks that reflect in the light.


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