The Candy Cane Tetra is a terrific addition to any freshwater community aquarium. The striking color pattern of the light pink body is accented with darker red markings in the fins and eye-catching bright white tips. The elegant nature of the Candy Cane Tetra creates an impressive display when kept in a school of six or more individuals.


The ideal aquarium setup for the Candy Cane Tetra should include a variety of live plants, rocks and driftwood to recreate natural habitat and provide hiding spaces. Similar to other tetra species, the male Candy Cane Tetra will have a longer more pronounced dorsal fin than the plumper female.

The natural diet of the Candy Cane Tetra consists primarily of small insects and planktonic animals. However, it will accept frozen or freeze-dried brine shrimp, daphnia, bloodworms tubifex, as well as micro pellet food and high-quality flake foods.

Candy Cane Tetra