Small Scale Glass Tetra (Charax condei)


A medium sized semi-aggressive characin found through parts of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, the Glass Headstander is a loosely schooling fish that in the wild preys on very small fish and may pick on scales and fins of larger fish as well. In the aquarium, they can be nippy but will typically do well with larger fast-moving fish. They will readily accept most prepared or frozen foods.


Small Scale Glass Tetra (Charax condei)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Negro near San Felipe
Diet: Insectivore and micropredator. Will accept most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″+
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Can be aggressive toward smaller or slow moving fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm