Blue Tetra (Mimagoniates microlepis)

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Blue Tetra

Mimagoniates microlepis

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")




5.5 - 6.5

18 -23 °C (64.4-73.4°F)

3-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Blue Tetra, Croaking Tetra

Additional scientific names

Paragoniates microlepis, Coelurichthys microlepis, Coelurichthys iporangae

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature females may appear plumper than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful non-predatory tank mates.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious mature tank with excellent filtration and water quality as well as hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small elongate fish with transparent fins and a silver body with a blurred black lateral line running from the caudal fin to the mid-section of the body. The body has both gold and blue iridescence.

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