Silvertip Tetra


The Silvertip Tetra is a peaceful, colourful and lively species. Best kept in shoals where they won’t feel threatened.

Silvertip Tetras are named because of the silvery-white tips on their fins. The male Silvertip Tetras are a deep copper color, and females are much more pale.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the exact size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Approx. size: 1-3cm
Maximum size: 5cm
Origin: Central Africa
Ideal number kept together: 6+

Water conditions
pH: 6.0–8.0
Hardness: 5-20 dH
Temperature: 23–28 °C

Ease of care
Easy. These warm water fish are great for hobbyist just starting to look after tropical freshwater fishes.

The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Community with no long fined fish (like guppies) or fin nippers. A slightly more aggressive tetra, do not house with smaller tetras such as neons, as they may bully.

Popular tankmates: Platys, Molly, larger Tetra.

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Moderate. Silvertip Tetras are egg-layers. You will see the male chase around the female for a little while. They will then start to rub sides and then the female will release eggs. If you intend to keep fry, the parents need to be removed as soon as the eggs are laid otherwise the parents will eat them. Males are more colourful and females are usually slimmer.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.

Additional information

Weight 500 g