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How to look after
(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.