Hasemania nana
 

82F
Explanation of the symbols

72F

Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Silvertipped Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in a community aquarium.   A good aeration of the water and a strong filter are necessary.  The aquarium should be planted well on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.

You should give them small live food like Artemia.  Dry food is accepted as well.

For breeding you need soft, acid water.  The breeding aquarium should be cleaned very well.  You should use perlon spawning mops and a dimmed light.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and 10 days later with Artemia-nauplii.

 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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