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The small Silver-Tipped Tetra (JAN 99)

Name: Hasemania nana
Size pHGHTemp
Origin: Brazil
5 cm 6.6 6 25oC

This is one of the smallest existing tetras, but don't let the size fool you. The Silver-Tipped Tetra is quite capable of taking care of himself. This was the last couple I introduced in this tank, and for quite a while the little male (more yellowish) completely dominated all other fish! It would spend the entire day giving them endless chases. Later on, when the female (rounder and silver) started growing a belly, he got more interested in her and basically left the others alone. It should be a very interesting species to keep as a large group in a bigger tank.