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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
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The Dawn Tetra is also called the Paragual Tetra. It comes from the River Paraguay in Paraguay and Brazil. As well as living in the main Paraguay River, this fish also inhabits the streams of the Paraguay River basin.
In the aquarium
The Paraguay Tetra is a schooling fish and a group of at least six is preferred. In a school it will not bother the other fish as much. A suitable temperature for the Paraguay Tetra is 24oC - 27oC
The Paraguay Tetra is an omnivore with a strong preference for animal food. It will eat normal aquarium fish food, but much prefers live food like Mosquito Larvae, blood worms or Daphnia. Frozen blood worms are also good.
The Paraguay Tetra is an egg-scattering species.