Care Level: Easy
Live Plant Safe: Yes
General Description: The Rosy Tetra is found throughout many stagnant areas of river systems in Brazil. Most Rosy tetra available within the aquarium trade are captive or commerically produced, however, due to their popularity. A hardy fish, Rosy tetras that are often for sale are immature, in that they have an overall beige color with black on their dorsal fin. As they mature, males can become quite colorful, becoming “rosy” as their name describes them to be, with a more pronounced and elongated dorsal fin compared to females. These tetra are natural shoaling fish, thriving best with at least 6 individuals but more are encouraged. An adult Rosy tetra can reach a size of approximately 1.5″.
Diet Requirements: In the wild Rosy tetra are omnivores. Offer a diet made up of various high quality vegetable based and protein based flake foods, sinking micro pellet foods and bug bites are ideal, in addition to offering frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia. Variety is the spice of life in order to maintain color, immune function and longevity of your fish.
Care Requirements: A minimum 15 to 20 gallon aquarium is ideal for a group of Rosy tetra. Size up accordingly to accomodate a larger shoal. Rosy tetra are one of our listed “hardy fish” because they are able to endure the initial break-in cycle of a newly set-up aquarium. Given their ease of care, Rosy tetra are also an excellent choice for beginner hobbyists. The aquarium does not need to be aquascaped with anything in particular to keep a shoal of Rosy tetra happy, but plants, driftwood and other natural-looking arrangements will bring out the beauty of this fish. Given their peaceful temperament, Rosy tetra thrive best in an environment with like tank mates. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-7.5.
Purchase Size: Medium: 1”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.