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The Silver Tip Tetra is an ideal addition to any freshwater aquarium due to its peaceful nature and community-oriented behavior. Growing up to 2.5 inches in length, this beautiful fish prefers a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places and a soft water environment with other fish of similar size and temperament. A shoal of six or more is recommended for optimal health, as the Silver Tip Tetra is a schooling fish. With the right care and attention, the Silver Tip Tetra can provide a unique and vibrant addition to any freshwater aquarium. Additionally, they are relatively easy to care for and will generally live up to four years.
The Silver Tip Tetra is an ideal species for home aquarists looking to breed fish, as it can be done with relative ease in the proper environment. To ensure the success of breeding, it is important to provide slightly acidic water and a hospital or “breeding tank”. Additionally, removing the parents 12-15 hours after the eggs are laid will help reduce the number of fry lost to predation. Furthermore, an experienced hobbyist can distinguish the female Silver Tip Tetra from the males by the fuller looking belly of the female. With the right precautions in place, breeding Silver Tip Tetras is a rewarding experience for any aquarist.
The Silver Tip Tetra is a great choice for those who want to keep a variety of small food options on hand. It is capable of accepting many different types of small food, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze dried bloodworms, tubifex, micro pellets, and a high quality flake food.