Leopold's Tetra (Astyanax leopoldi)

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Leopold's Tetra

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Leopold's Tetra

Astyanax leopoldi

95 Litres (25 US G.)

5.1-5.6cm (2-2.2 ")




6.0 - 7.0

23.3-26.7°C (74 -80 °F)

5-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-12 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

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

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish that must be kept in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep them with anything predatory.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish wil accept most foods including pellet and flake, spirulina, brine shrimp and daphnia and they may also nibble on blanched vegetables.

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 and some planting is appreciated.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A very active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

With a body shape similar to the more often seen Serpae Tetra, this fish is pale and iridescent gold in colour, the body is almost translucent, and there is a darker marking on the caudal peduncle. The eye has red above it.

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