his species is a color variation of the popular Black Widow/ Black Tetra. They achieve their mature size of two inches at approximately one year of age. A number of long-finned and color varieties have been produced, some of which are artificially colored. Most notable of the color variations are the pastel blue and pink varieties, which are achieved via dyes. They may be sold under names such as Strawberry Tetra, Blueberry Tetra or Rainbow Tetra. Any fish that may have been artificially colored should be avoided. Fish dying is harmful and shouldn’t be supported.

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