Kennedy's Tetra (Astyanax kennedyi)

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Kennedy's Tetra

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Kennedy's Tetra

Astyanax kennedyi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")




5.5 - 7.0

25.6-28.9°C (78 -84 °F)

3-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-12 years



Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the upper Amazon River basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not easy to sex, females will be fuller in the belly.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A shoaling fish that must be kept in groups of 6 or more. Due to their high activity levels they should not be kept with shy or nervous fish, nor with slow moving fish. They should also not be kept with very small fish as they may be eaten.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish will accept most foods including pellet and flake, bloodworm, brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They should have a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space and some current, décor in the form of bogwood and driftwood branches are appreciated.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A very active shoaling fish that should be kept in large shoals.

Identification[edit | edit source]

With a body shape similar, a little more elongated, to the more often seen Serpae Tetra, this fish is pale and iridescent in colour with a darkened lateral line edged with yellow, darkest on the caudal peduncle.

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