Silver tipped tetra - Hasemania nana
Scientific name: Hasemania nana
Common name: Silver tipped tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.5 - 6.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
0°C 32°F30°C 86°F
Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Silver tipped tetra will accept all foods offered, a varied diet of quality flake, pellets, blood worms, daphnia, and brine shrimp should be given.
South America- namely in Brazil, where it lives in the river tributaries.
The male tends to be slimmer with more coloration with a white tip on its anal fin. The female will have a yellow tip on her anal fin.
Silver tipped tetras are an easy fish to breed but add some marbles to the substrate for the eggs to fall through. The parents are cannibalistic towards the eggs so care should be taken. The eggs will hatch in 20-30 hours and the fry should be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp.
With the correct conditions, Hasemania nana should live for 5 years.
The silver tipped tetra can live in a wide range of temperatures, 22°C to 28°C, subdued lighting should be used in the tank with the aid of floating plants.
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