The Colombian Tetra are a lively but peaceful fish that live well in planted freshwater aquariums. They are best kept in a group where they feel most relaxed.
Approx. size: 3-5.5cm
Maximum size: 6.5cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+
pH: 5.0 – 7.5
Hardness: 3 to 20°H
Temperature: 20 – 28 °C
Ease of care
Easy. These warm water fish are great for hobbyist just starting to look after tropical freshwater fishes.
The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.
Community with no long fined fish.
Moderate. They have special requirements that will need to be researched. Males are more colourful and females are usually slimmer.
They can live to anything from 3 - 5 years in perfect conditions.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.
Please click the icon to view/download our fish compatibility chart. Please be aware that this is purely advisory, and may conflict with many hobbyists views and experiences, or differ with certain variations of species. We will discuss fish welfare before shipping your live fish, but if you are unsure about fish compatibility please contact us anytime.
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Livestock Delivery Terms
Combined orders for live fish totalling over £100 will qualify for FREE DELIVERY.
Standard delivery fee is £16.95 via APC Courier Fish Service (UK Mainland) Please note this is typically an AM delivery service.
Extended areas are subject to an additional fee of £15.
Extended areas include but are not limited to the following postcodes listed via this delivery terms link.
Livestock orders are only deliverable on the following days to avoid the risk of delay or harm to fish: WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY.
No items will be despatched outside of these days or on / immediately prior to bank/public holidays.
Please be aware that you will need to be available to accept delivery between the hours of 7am and 12pm midday.
A responsible adult (over the age of 18) must be present to accept delivery.
Delivery day can be amended up to 48 hours prior to despatch.
Once your order is placed we will call you to arrange a delivery date and complete a welfare check.
Please ensure you supply a valid contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Delivery confirmation will be sent subsequently via email.
Ensuring welfare of fish in our care is vitally important to us. Under usual retail circumstances, tropical fish are imported from overseas and transported to a quarantine system. They are subsequently transported to a retail shop, and further transported to your home aquaria. A total of 4 points of transit.
By ordering via our website, your fish will only make 3 journeys. Importation > Quarantine > Your Aquaria. Please be assured that, by ordering online, journey time using our tried-and-tested delivery methods should have no detrimental effect on welfare. We will only send fish from a system that has completed at least 7 days quarantine and are deemed healthy and suitable for transit.
In the unlikely event of loss or a common disease being identified upon arrival, please refer to our full terms and conditions via this link. Please keep fish bagged, take a clear photograph, and contact us immediately. Please do not integrate them into your system.
We guarantee the health of our livestock for up to 24 hours after delivery. We recommend that you follow basic quarantine steps where possible, and do not introduce new fish to existing stock unless completely satisfied with their well being. If you are ever unsure about the health of your new fish, please contact us. We are here to help and advise.
All stock levels are correct at point of listing but may be subject to change without notice. By ordering livestock from our website your are agreeing to adhere to section 17 of our Terms and Conditions.
We do not accept liability for consequential losses under any circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel transactions if we determine that the recipient's habitat conditions are unsuitable, and will not despatch anything without completing welfare checks prior.