The Rosy Tetra very popular community fish are a great addition for beginners. They are bright, lively fish that are happy in a shoal in the aquarium. The rosy tetra has a light pink-white body with red fins, except the dorsal fin which can be black or white, and the caudal fin which is pink-white with two elliptical red spots on it. It has a faint black line from the top of its eyeball through the pupil, to the bottom of the eyeball.
Distribution: In the wild, the rosy tetra lives in the Corantijn, Essequibo and Suriname River basins in South America.
Approx. size: 1.5-3cm
Maximum size: 5cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 6+
Temperature: 22–28 °C
Ease of Care
Easy. Relatively hardy fish however they strive in good water conditions. Having hiding places will make them feel less skittish.
Tropical flake mainly however Daphnia and Artemia should also be given occasionally.
Community. Peaceful fish that live best in groups with other similar sized tropical fish.
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Breeding / Sex
Easy spawning egg layers, however raising fry can be difficult. 100 eggs can be laid by one female, over fine leaved plants. Like many other tetras, the males have longer dorsal fins than the females.
They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.