This schooling fish can be the highlight in any peaceful community aquarium and it is a particular standout in the planted aquarium.
The Serpae Tetra typically occupies the top/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 with other peaceful, small fish. This tetra has a small mouth, but it still might prey on small adult shrimp. Larger, peaceful invertebrates can also make good tankmates.
We recommend the Serpae Tetra be kept in schools of 6 or more. Since it is tank-raised, this fish is somewhat adaptable, but its natural habitat contains soft, acidic water rich in tannins and leaf litter.