Candy Cane Tetras

Candy Cane Tetras

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As peaceful fish, candy cane tetras adapt well to a community tank setup with other non-aggressive fish. Candy cane tetras are ideal for beginner and intermediate tropical fishkeeping enthusiasts.

The candy cane tetra is a popular fish because of its pretty rosy salmon-colored body, which gives it a striking appearance in an aquascaped or planted tank.

In the Amazon basin’s floodplain lakes and tributaries, candy cane tetras live in the shade that the trees provide. The sandy river or lake bed is littered with leaves, branches, driftwood, tree roots, and aquatic plants. The slow-moving clean water is black or dark brown due to the organic acid and tannins that the dense plant matter releases as it decays.

Water Parameters 
  • Temperature: 72–82°F
  • Chlorine/chloramines: 0 ppm (very toxic)
  • Ammonia/Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Max Nitrate: 30 ppm
  • pH: 6.6 – 7.2
  • dGH 3 -10
  • Minimum Tank Size: 15 gallons
  • 6 or more

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