Dawn Tetra

Other Dawn Tetra Names: Dawn Tetra, White Spot Tetra, Rio Paraguay Tetra, Panda Tetra

Dawn Tetra Scientific Name: Aphyocharax paraguayensis

Dawn Tetra (Aphyocharax paraguayensis))

Temperature Range: 72°F-82°F
pH Range: 6-7.5
Hardness Range: 10-20°

Family: Characidae

Species Type: Characins (Tetras)

Dawn Tetra Adult Size: 2 inches (cm)

Dawn Tetra Life Expectancy: 5 years

Dawn Tetra Habitat: South American Rivers (Rio Paraguay Basin)

Dawn Tetra Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Dawn Tetra Temperament: Generally peaceful but may nip at the fins of long finned fish.

Dawn Tetra Diet & Nutrition: Carnivorous - will do well with protein based flakes foods supplimented with live or frozen foods.

Dawn Tetra Description: A rare species in the trade, the Rio Paraguay Tetra is usually only encountered accidentally when it appears as contaminant in a shipment of another species of tetra. Though not imported very often, this species is hardy and does well in captivity. This is one of the several species of tetra that mimics Corydoras hastatus in coloration. This is a very active species. Because of this a tank of at least 3 feet should be provided.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other small community fish.

Dawn Tetra Breeding & Spawning: Breeding has not been documented, but we assume that breeding should be similar to other tetras. The fish will lay eggs randomly and the parents will cannibalize the fry.

Determining Dawn Tetra Sex: Females tend to be larger and more plump than males

Aquarium Region: Middle to surface of tank

Dawn Tetra Diseases: None specific to species

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