Diamond Tetra

As the name implies the diamond tetra is a very flashy fish, but it takes nearly six months to develop the diamond reflective scales for which this fish is known. These tetras are great community fish and grow to a nice size. Diamond tetras are difficult to breed and grow slow but the diamond scale pattern is worth the wait. Normally we ship these tetras at one inch in size when the diamond scales are just beginning to develop.

  • Scientific Name: MOENKHAUSIA PITTERI
  • Origin: Amazon Basin
  • Lifespan: 6 years
  • Max Size: 2.5 inches
  • Food: flake, live, frozen
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch