Golden X-Ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris), Tank Bred
Golden X-Ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris), Tank Bred
Golden X-Ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris), Tank Bred
Golden X-Ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris), Tank Bred

Golden X-Ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris), Tank Bred

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The Golden X-Ray Tetra is a classic freshwater aquarium species that is peaceful and hardy!


* For the safety of our animals, we now ship live fish exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *

 

The Golden X-Ray Tetra (Pristella maxillaris) is a peaceful, very active fish for the community aquarium. This unique species is widespread throughout the Amazon River basin drainage and is known for its distinctive gold body, deep red tail, and yellow/black fins. It is very adaptable, so it is an excellent candidate for a variety of planted and community aquarium settings.

The Golden X-Ray Tetra typically occupies the top and middle level of the water column, although it can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well. It is safe to keep with other peaceful, small fish as well as peaceful dwarf and Geophagus cichlids. Adult dwarf shrimp are possibly safe tankmates as well, but adult Golden X-Ray Tetras may eat small dwarf shrimp and their fry. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates. This fish must be kept in groups of at least 6-8 specimens.

While not a picky eater, the Golden X-Ray Tetra will thrive and remain very colorful on a varied diet of meaty foods.  High-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty foods will all be readily accepted.  



     
    What We Like About This Fish:
    • Distinctive color and appearance
    • Peaceful disposition with fish and peaceful invertebrates
    • Very active and noticeable fish in any aquarium
    • Hardy and adaptable
    • Thrives in a heavily planted aquarium
     
    RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS: 
    • Temperature:  72° - 82.4° F (22° - 28° C)
    • pH:  6.0 - 7.5 (more acidic water is preferred for spawning)
    • KH:  2 - 20 dKH
    • Minimum tank size:  15-20 gallons for a group of 6-8 adults
     
    CARE GUIDELINES:
    • Diet:  Mostly carnivorous.  Will  easily accept high quality dry, frozen, and live foods
    • Social behavior:  Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
    • Origin:  Tank-bred, but indigenous throughout Amazon River Basin
    • Average adult size:  1.6 - 1.8 inches (4 - 4.5 cm)
    • Average purchase size:  1 inch (2.5 cm)

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    For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

    UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

    Shipping Schedule for this service

    UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
     

    Current Handling Time:

    1-9 business days

    Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

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