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How to look after
Hasemania nana
Silver-tipped tetra
(Lütken, 1875)

(Other members of the genus Hasemania)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Hasemania nana small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil

AQUARIUM CARE: This is one of the few tetra species without an adipose fin. Commonly found in aquarium stores, the silver-tipped tetra is a good addition to the community tank. It is an active shoaler so requires open water, preferably with planted back and sides.

BREEDING: Newly hatched fry are very small and require paramoecium as a first food.

Have you bred Hasemania nana? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Hasemania nana breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Many aquarium species are territorial; these should only be kept with other fish in a larger tank with space for each. In a well-stocked dealers tank there is no chance to set up a territory, but problems will arise once introduced into your home community aquarium


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