X-ray Tetra (Pristella riddlei)
The X-ray Tetra is a small, peaceful freshwater fish that is popular among aquarists for its translucent body and schooling behavior. With proper care and a suitable aquarium environment, these fish can make a beautiful addition to a community tank.
The X-ray Tetra has a translucent body that allows its internal organs to be seen, giving it a unique "x-ray" appearance. It has a silver body with a black dorsal fin, and a red or orange adipose fin. It has a small, upturned mouth and a black spot at the base of its tail.
The X-ray Tetra is a peaceful, non-aggressive fish that does well in community tanks with other peaceful fish. They are active swimmers and enjoy shoaling with their own kind in groups of 6 or more. They may be intimidated by larger or more aggressive fish, so it is best to avoid keeping them with species that are known to be bullies.
Tank Habitat and Care:
X-ray Tetras are relatively easy to care for and make a good choice for beginner aquarists. They require a well-filtered aquarium of at least 10 gallons, with a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a pH of 6.0-7.5. They prefer a planted tank with plenty of hiding places, as well as open swimming areas.
X-ray Tetras are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen foods, and live foods. It is important to provide them with a varied diet to ensure that they receive all the nutrients they need.
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