Other Garnet Tetra Names:
Garnet Tetra, Pretty Tetra, Black Wedge Tetra
Garnet Tetra Scientific Name:
Garnet Tetra Temperament:
Species Type: Characins (Tetras)
Garnet Tetra Adult Size: 2 inches (cm)
Garnet Tetra Life Expectancy: 3 years
Garnet Tetra Habitat: Upper Amazon River basin
Garnet Tetra Minimum Tank Size:
Peaceful schooling fish
Garnet Tetra Diet & Nutrition:
Will accept a variety of foods. A standard diet of flakes or granules are sufficient, but supplimenting the diet with bloodworms, daphnia or brine shrimp.
Garnet Tetra Description:
The garnet has the typical diamond shape shared with many other tetras. It grows to about 2 inches in length and has slightly translucent skin and scales. The fish is generally orange or gold in color with a black wedge near the tail fin.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other peaceful community fish
Garnet Tetra Breeding & Spawning:
Inducing breeding the Garnet Tetra can be more difficult than with other tetra species. Selecting a pair that is ripe for breeding is an important first step. Look for a round, plump female and a brightly colored male. To induce breeding, move the pair into a breeding tank filled with soft, slightly acidic water at night. Make sure to include a dense cluster of plants. If the pair does spawn, they will lay the eggs in a cluster of plants.
Determining Garnet Tetra Sex:
Females tend to be larger and slightly more round than males.
Middle of tank
Garnet Tetra Diseases:
None specific to species
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