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Mountain Crystal Tetra Leptagoniates pi
Category: Characins - Community
Price: £14.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 10 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic
Schooling Fish: Yes
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||South America: Bolivia, endemic to the Mamore River system|
|Water Parameters||Soft, slightly acidic water preferred|