Kennedy's Tetra (Astyanax kennedyi)

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Kennedy's Tetra

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Kennedy's Tetra

Astyanax kennedyi

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.5 - 7.0

[[Minimum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::84 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

3-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-12 years

Family

Characidae



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Origin

Found in the upper Amazon River basin.

Sexing

Not easy to sex, females will be fuller in the belly.

Tank compatibility

A shoaling fish that must be kept in groups of 6 or more. Due to their high activity levels they should not be kept with shy or nervous fish, nor with slow moving fish. They should also not be kept with very small fish as they may be eaten.

Diet

This fish will accept most foods including pellet and flake, bloodworm, brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

They should have a spacious tank with plenty of open swimming space and some current, décor in the form of bogwood and driftwood branches are appreciated.

Behaviour

A very active shoaling fish that should be kept in large shoals.

Identification

With a body shape similar, a little more elongated, to the more often seen Serpae Tetra, this fish is pale and iridescent in colour with a darkened lateral line edged with yellow, darkest on the caudal peduncle.

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