DetailsThe Tetra can live 10 years or more with the proper conditions. They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them.
Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition. Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly.
Tetras are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment. Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
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These fish are a little more expensive than I would normally buy but I ordered three and have had them in my tetra tank for 2 days now. They are active and interactive in the tank, not hard to feed and have coloured up to what would be expected for their young age. They are in with Congo and Lemon Tetras and one Angelfish. Most of these other fish have been together for over a year, I wait in anticipation for the colours to develop on these 3 in 12 months... I may get a few more to help it along... Great work Livefish, always the healthiest fish from you guys! I buy a few from local pet stores and they take longer to adjust after a short drive than your fish take after 26 hours trip, love ya work.