Gold Pristella Tetra
Pristella maxillaris

Care Level






Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon


Red, Yellow, White



Water Conditions

Neutral (6.2 to 7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6 to 18dGH), 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit


General: The Pristella Tetra (Pristella maxillaris) is a South American fish species that has adapted to a large variety of environmental conditions. Naturally, the Pristella Tetra may be found in slightly acidic wetlands, or even brackish tributaries leading to the ocean. The Pistella Tetra may reach a length of two inches, and live for over five years in captivity. The Pristella Tetra is a hardy, peaceful, small fish species that should be utilized to establish a new tank.

Fecundity: The Pristella Tetra (Pristella maxillaris) may produce up to 400 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.2 to 7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6 to 18dGH)

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Omnivore Pellet, Tropical Flake, Spirulina

Dimorphism: The Pristella Tetra (Pristella maxillaris) is a nearly transparent fish species. It is often possible to see eggs within a mature female.

Compatibility: The Pristella Tetra (Pristella maxillaris) are often compatible with Danio, Rasbora, Corydoras, Mikroramirez, Apistogramma, Hatchetfish, Guppy, Platy, Swordtail, Molly, and other peaceful Tetra.

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