Crystal Tetra (Hemigrammus unilineatus)

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Crystal Tetra

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Crystal Tetra

Hemigrammus unilineatus

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")




6.0 - 7.5

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

10-20 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Crystal Tetra, Featherfin Tetra

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males will have more vibrant colour.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Keep in a spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places as well as some open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful and shy shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An oval shaped slender tetra with a silver body that's slightly translucent with pinkish-red hues. The fins are mostly translucent also except for the dorsal and anal fins which have black bands.

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