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Pristella Tetra

Pristella tetra are also known as the X-ray tetra and the golden pristella tetra, but usually just the simple "Pristella" will do. Male pristella tetras are smaller and skinnier than the females but coloration is the same - pretty gold and black tips with a pink or red tail. The fish is very hardy and good for all aquariums and great for beginners, but a bit too large for nano tanks. Please consider a school of at least six pristella tetras to keep them happy.

  • Scientific Name: Pristella maxillaris
  • Origin: Amazon Basin
  • Lifespan: 6 years
  • Max Size: 2 inches
  • Food: flake, live, frozen
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch