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The Diamond Tetra is a breathtaking freshwater fish that enchants aquarium enthusiasts with its vibrant colors and graceful presence. It is a very nice display fish for planted tanks. Males develop long finnage as they grow and both sexes have many reflective diamond-like scales. The Diamond Tetra's peaceful nature and striking appearance make it a perfect choice for both novice and experienced fishkeepers.

Features Of Diamond Tetra

  • The eyes feature a subtle splash of red on the upper half, creating a unique accent
  • With its shimmering silver body adorned with diamond-like scales, this species adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any aquatic display
  • Originating from the rivers and streams of Central America, the Diamond Tetra brings a piece of the tropical world into your aquarium
  • They’re used to living in environments that are teeming with plant life
  • Life Span : 3-6 yrs

Diamond Tetra : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Diamond Tetra:

Provide a spacious aquarium that is at least 75 liters in capacity to accommodate a small group of Diamond Tetras. This will allow ample swimming space and minimize territorial disputes.

Diamond Tetra Tank Mate Compatibility:

The Diamond Tetra is a peaceful and sociable fish, making it an excellent choice for community aquariums. It thrives when kept in a small group of at least six individuals. Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species. Instead, consider tankmates such as other peaceful tetras, rasboras, gouramis, or peaceful bottom-dwelling species like Corydoras catfish.

Diet & Feeding:

The Diamond Tetra is an omnivorous species with a preference for small invertebrates and insects in the wild. In captivity, provide a balanced diet that includes high-quality flake or pellet foods formulated for tropical fish. Supplement their diet with small live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Diamond Tetra Tank Setup

  • Substrate: Choose a fine gravel or sand substrate to mimic their natural habitat.
  • Plants & Ornaments: Create a visually appealing and stimulating environment for your Diamond Tetra by incorporating live plants, driftwood, and rocks. These elements not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the aquarium but also provide hiding places and territories for the fish. Ensure that plants and decor do not have sharp edges that may damage their delicate fins.
  • Lighting: Provide moderate lighting to support plant growth while allowing for shaded areas in the aquarium.
  • Filtration and Water Quality: Use an efficient filtration system to ensure proper water circulation and remove waste. Regular water changes, approximately 25% every one to two weeks, are necessary to maintain good water quality and prevent the buildup of harmful substances.

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