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Mountain Crystal Tetra Leptagoniates pi

Category: Characins - Community

Size: 1.5-2cm

Price: £14.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


Rare Characin!


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 1.5-2cm

Leptagoniates pi (Mountain Crystal Tetra)

A small transparent schooling fish from Bolivia that is very rarely imported. Although essentially transparent, this fish is covered with numerous tiny black spots, particularly around the anal and dorsal fins, and it also has a black spot on the caudal peduncle.

The second part of its scientific name Leptagoniates pi refers to one of its more unusual characteristics, a swim bladder divided into two lobes such that it resembles the Greek letter pi. Because this fish is so transparent, this feature is easily seen.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A very peaceful species ideally suited to densely planted aquaria. It is an active swimmer when settled, preferring to move about in the middle of the tank. Should be kept in large groups of best effect! Tankmates, if any, should be similar in size and temperament, and ideally species that occupy different levels of the aquarium.

Feeds readily on finely ground flake food, but appreciates live and frozen foods too, particularly daphnia, small bloodworms, etc.

No reports of breeding in home aquaria. This species has not been widely traded or kept, and would make an excellent subject for the ambitious fish breeder with experience of spawning tetras.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America: Bolivia, endemic to the Mamore River system
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 3-4 cm
Water Parameters Soft, slightly acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.0-7.5