Silvertip Tetra (Qty 4)

4 Silvertip Tetra

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Silvertip tetra (Hasemania nana) is a species of characid freshwater fish native to streams and creeks in the São Francisco basin in Brazil, but frequently kept in aquariums. Silvertip tetras are slightly more aggressive than other comparable smaller tetras, observed occasionally to nip other similarly sized tetras.

This small fish reaches up to 3 cm (1.2 in) in standard length. The males have a copper color, the females are more pale and silvery. Both have white tips on the fins, hence the name. They differ from most other tetras by lacking a small second dorsal (adipose) fin. Silvertip tetras have a black area at the base of their caudal fin. The fish are transparent except for the fact that their bodies have an overall copper sheen. During the night, the copper and black become silver as the fish rests — the color is reactivated once the fish becomes active in the morning. Other than coloration, sexual dimorphism is slight, the female having a very slightly larger belly. 

Ideal water parameters, pH 6.0 to 8.0, temperature 72-80F

Feeding, gold widow tetra will take a variety of small frozen foods, freeze dried and flake foods.

We ship livestock on the following days only Mon, Tues, Wed and Thursdays. All orders are shipped next working day from purchase unless otherwise stated, if you want a preferred delivery date please contact us beforehand. Shipping is £28 for as many fish as you like up to 20kg UK mainland and parts of Scotland only for further details please contact us, we are more than happy to help

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4 Silvertip Tetra

Please contact for stock availability before making purchase

Silvertip tetra (Hasemania nana) is a species of characid freshwater fish native to streams and creeks in the São Francisco basin in Brazil, but frequently kept in aquariums. Silvertip tetras are slightly more aggressive than other comparable smaller tetras, observed occasionally to nip other similarly sized tetras.

This small fish reaches up to 3 cm (1.2 in) in standard length. The males have a copper color, the females are more pale and silvery. Both have white tips on the fins, hence the name. They differ from most other tetras by lacking a small second dorsal (adipose) fin. Silvertip tetras have a black area at the base of their caudal fin. The fish are transparent except for the fact that their bodies have an overall copper sheen. During the night, the copper and black become silver as the fish rests — the color is reactivated once the fish becomes active in the morning. Other than coloration, sexual dimorphism is slight, the female having a very slightly larger belly. 

Ideal water parameters, pH 6.0 to 8.0, temperature 72-80F

Feeding, gold widow tetra will take a variety of small frozen foods, freeze dried and flake foods.

We ship livestock on the following days only Mon, Tues, Wed and Thursdays. All orders are shipped next working day from purchase unless otherwise stated, if you want a preferred delivery date please contact us beforehand. Shipping is £28 for as many fish as you like up to 20kg UK mainland and parts of Scotland only for further details please contact us, we are more than happy to help

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Weight20.01 kg

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