Acquired: Fish / pet store,
Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Portland, California, United States
Posted Sep 13, 2015
The males of this species have nice rainbow colors while the females are pretty plain. The down side is males will fight and pick on females so they are best kept with one male to three females. They need at least a 20 gallon and if you get a group a 55 gallon is best.
They are very active and should avoid being housed with shy fish. They get larger than most tetras (up to 4") and are hearty and active enough to be housed with some semi-aggressive fish like dwarf gouramis. Mine did well with danios and catfish.Due to their size and activity I don't house them in my community tetra tank.
They are hearty eaters and will eat smaller fish if able (mostly new fry or small guppies). Mine ate pellets and frozen shrimp with the occasional live blood worms. But they are not picky they will eat flake too.