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Hasemania nana - Silver-tipped tetraMagyarul / Hungarian
Hasemania nana - Silver-tipped tetraHasemania nana - Silver-tipped tetra
  • Scientific name: Hasemania nana
  • Common name: Silver-tipped tetra
  • Group: Characins
  • Habitat: South America; Brazil, in tributaries of the Rio Purus, and in Rio Sao Francisco Basin.
  • Size: 5 cm
  • Biotope: Small black and white water streams.
  • Social behavior: A peaceful, schooling fish recommended for community tank. Keep in groups of at least 4 individuals.
  • Diet: Live, Brine Shrimp, insect larvae, flake.
  • Breeding: Easy.
  • Tank: Minimum 70 litres
  • Population: 5-6 fish for 75 litres
  • Decoration: The tank should be arranged in dark colors and a cover of floating plants should be used to dim the lighting. The tank should have areas of heavy planting and some open swimming areas. Provide good aeration.
  • Temperature: 22-28°C
  • pH: 6-8
  • Hardness: 5-20 NK°
  • Lifespan: 4-5 years

Description: A slightly elongated fish with a yellow to gray body color. The head is silver while the fins are yellow. The tail, dorsal, anal fins have white tips. A yellow line that turns black near the tail, extends the length of the body. No adipose fin is present.

The male is slender and more colorful. It also has a white tip on its anal fin, while the female's tip is yellow.

Use water with a pH of 5.5-6.5, a water hardness of 2-5 dH, and a water temperature of 72-79°F (22-26°C). Suggest peat filtration. Use a breeding tank with mesh netting or marbles at tank bottom so the eggs fall out of the reach of cannibalistic parents. The eggs hatch in 20-30 hours. The fry are easy to raise and should be fed crushed dry and small live foods.

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