This can be difficult to do, especially if you've gotten all juveniles. Also, they rarely school. Once they have a pecking order figured out, they should calm down. They’re slightly bigger than most tetra species. 2.4″ (6cm). I would..... Once mine reached maturity, I noticed that my high male-to-female ratio wasn't as much of a problem. you really think that 6 diamond tetras will fit in a 5g? And they shouldn't harass any other fish. The Diamond Tetra is famed for its striking appearance. If they come out, he chases them back up into the corner. Actually, even THREE Diamonds is too much for a 5-gallon tank. Aquarium SizeTop ↑ Under no circumstances do the comments on this page represent the opinions of the staff of FishProfiles.com. But as always, there are some important care guidelines to follow if you want to help your fish thrive and reach their full potential! Thanks Jessie. if you want a small scholl try harlequin rasboras... they will give you a small school in like 1/4 of the space... but it might be a little cramped for them in the 5g and you would definatly want some plants... Diamond Tetras need a 24" x 12" x 12" tank as a. I agree with a couple of the others here a 5 gallon tank is far too small for diamond tetras and this is more than likely the cause of the aggression. Diamond Tetras are flat-bodied and have a red lid like appearance on top of their eye. Indeed, if it is kept in too small numbers, the Diamond Tetra shows its aggressiveness on the wing species. I'll try to get a group of at least 8-10. Diamond tetras in a school are still a bit agressive and like mentioned, a larger female ratio is better. The Diamond Tetra is a tetra unlike most tetras, they don’t have a secondary colour like Neons or Black Phantoms, so they’re pretty plain in terms of that area. After a couple days there was an obvious dominant fish. I added 4 diamond tetras to my 55 gallon in hopes to get a nice, peaceful schooling fish. If they come out, he chases them back up into the corner. I think they're one of the more underrated of the larger tetras. 12. We have a 20 gallon tank that has been running for about two months. The Diamond Tetra is built to be the shining star of your tank! If the problem persist, consider another tetra species. You will more than likely find the dominant one is a mail and this is why he is so aggressive. Most of the fish sold in the trade are mass-bred on commercial farms in Eastern Europe or the Far East, though. The Columbian Tetra can exhibit slightly aggressive behavior. However, with the right care, you can “polish” and “refine” this fish so that it stands out even more than your other fish in the tank! Planted Aquarium Fish - Discuss which type of aquarium fish are best suited for the aquatic plant environment you have created. Aggressive Diamond Tetra: blackadder Small Fry Posts: 2 Kudos: 3 Votes: 0 Registered: 18-Apr-2013. They need to be in a bare minimum school of 6. Males are definitely going to squable with each other and chase each other around. Diamond tetras in a school are still a bit agressive and like mentioned, a larger female ratio is better. A pair of Diamond Tetra can cost you anywhere from $8 … If the problem persist, consider another tetra species. Endemic to Lake Valencia in Venezuela, Diamond Tetras do best in tanks with a nature-inspired setup. For example, cohabitation with long-finned fish is to be avoided. I actually considered swapping them out, but I guess I'll stick with them. Hi all, I got several diamond tetras a couple weeks ago, and they gelled really well and settled right in. Males will sometimes chase each other around, flaring their fins at each other in hopes of catching the attention of a female to mate with. I have noticed the offspring to be very slow growers, but definitely not afraid to get in there and join the herd. Well, I got two more, but they were exhibiting some fin nipping, so I kept four in the 10 gallon and moved two to the five gallon and now everybody seems to be fine...but I'll keep an eye on them and see. Because they sparkle like diamonds, it has been named Diamond Tetra. Mine are all over a year old now and have settled into their pecking order. Oy. Nasty and limit yourself to two Diamonds (at most) in that tiny tank. Diamond tetras are great fish, as long as you have a nice balance between males and females. Males separate off from others and defend their territories most of the time. Diamond Tetras, like most tetras can be classified as semi-aggressive, especially during breeding season. A school of 8 is even more proper, and will eliminate all agression focused at the other fish from the bully. The diamond tetra is found in shallow, vegetated parts of the lake, as well as in several slow-moving tributaries. FishProfiles.com Forums, version 11.0 Walk My Plank - Free Pirate Role Playing Game. These will grow up to be fairly large fish, and you still have them in just a 10-gallon tank -- where I wouldn't keep more than 3 of them. I have a group of three diamond tetras in a five gallon tank, and one of the tetras keeps the other two cornered behind the heater. VERY beautiful, very peaceful to other fish. I have the room for 3 more but I'd like to make sure they would start at least somewhat schooling with each other. Get rid of Mr. The scales appear to shimmer when it is in motion, hence the name Diamond Tetra. If they come out, he chases them back up into the corner. I have a group of three diamond tetras in a five gallon tank, and one of the tetras keeps the other two cornered behind the heater. Instead, one or two usually chase the rest away and I just get a bunch of hiding tetras. Aggressive Diamond Tetra: nerissa Small Fry Posts: 8 Kudos: 5 Votes: 13 Registered: 23-Nov-2007 . A community aquarium is accepted, but the Diamond Tetra can sometimes be slightly aggressive with other species (especially that the adult male can reach a good size). Mine actually spawned a while back and now I have about six 6-8 month olds running along with them. Obviously, they evened out the aggression. For the most part, diamond tetra care is fairly straightforward. a list anywhere of the best alge eating fish and snails. Thank you all! These freshwater fish are surprisingly resilient, which makes them great options for beginners and novice aquarists alike. I moved the tetras to a 10g and added a few, and they seem to be much happier. One tetra became extremely aggressive, bumping and nipping the other two tetras… Yesterday we added two more diamond tetras and a bottom feeder. The views expressed on this page are the implied opinions of their respective authors. About a month ago we added two diamond tetras and one died within a few days. Maximum Standard Length. I would definitely increase your school to as many as you can in order to begin seeing their awesome behavior. I have a group of three diamond tetras in a five gallon tank, and one of the tetras keeps the other two cornered behind the heater.