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



Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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