Origin: South America

Size: 5 cm

Diet: Tropical flakes and micropellets, live foods such as daphnia and blood worms

Overview: In their natural habitat they live in a clear, slightly acidic water with a moderate flow. They are shoaling species so should be kept in numbers. A good community fish, they will do well with other small fish such as rasbora espei, danios and other tetras. Planted tanks are essential if you want them to do well, they love them, as most tetras do. A bit larger of tetra species but definitely great fish to keep.