Moenkhausia pittieri Eigenmann, 1920
Diamond tetra
Moenkhausia pittieri
photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann

Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Incertae sedis
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 5 - 12
Distribution:  South America: Lake Valencia basin in Venezuela.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.06.94
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 01.07.04
Checked by: Benine, Ricardo C. - 31.10.01

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