Dawn tetra

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Dawn tetra
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Aphyocharax
Species: A. paraguayensis
Binomial name
Aphyocharax paraguayensis

The dawn tetra, panda tetra, or [Rio] Paraguay tetra (Aphyocharax paraguayensis) comes from the Rio Paraguay basin in Paraguay and Brazil. It is a schooling fish; suitable temperatures for the Paraguay tetra are 24 to 27 °C. This species is omnivorous with a strong preference for animal food. It will eat normal aquarium fish food, but much prefers live food. The dawn tetra is an egg-scattering species.[1] This tetra is very active and extremely aggressive towards fish of similar or smaller size or those that are slower moving. Not suitable for the community tank.