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X-Ray Tetra Pristella maxillaris (riddlei)
Category: Characins - Community
Price: £1.95 each
Discount: Buy 10 or more X-Ray Tetra Pristella maxillaris (riddlei) and get 10% off!!
Stock: 20 in stock
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:||Buy 10 or more X-Ray Tetra Pristella maxillaris (riddlei) and get 10% off!!|
Pristella maxillaris (riddlei) (X-Ray Tetra)
A transparent, silver fish marked only with black, white, and yellow spots on the dorsal and anal fins. These colours resemble those on the old railway signals, and consquently this fish are sometimes called "signal tetras".
A hardy, easy to keep species this fish inhabits coastal streams in South America and so is tolerant of relatively hard, even slightly brackish, water. This makes it among the few tetras that prosper in the hard, alkaline water many aquarists have to put up with.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A very active fish, this species needs to be kept in a spacious tank and in sufficient numbers to feel comfortable (at least 10). It is completely peaceful and does not nip fins, and being relatively deep bodied can be kept with things like angelfish and discus without much risk of the cichlids eating them.
Breeding is not difficult. They are egg scatterers and usually rather prolific. Once free swimming, the fry can be raised on small live foods such as newly hatched brine shrimp, followed by powdered flake and liquid fry food.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Water Parameters||Prefers soft and slightly acidic water, but should adapt to most water conditions|