Gold Line Scissor Tail (Moenkhausia intermedia)

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Gold Line Scissor Tail

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Gold Line Scissor Tail

Moenkhausia intermedia

45 Litres (12 US G.)

6-8 cm (2.4-3.1")




6.0 - 7.0

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

3-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females are plumper and rounder than males. Males have more vibrant colouration.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish that should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and bloodworm.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious tank that has some dense planting as well as open swimming space. A well-fitting secure lid is a must as this fish may try and jump if spooked.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A small elongate fish with a pale body, almost translucent, occasionally with red-orange hues. The caudal is long and forked with a black caudal peduncle and a black bar on each lobe with a white base colour. The lateral line is visible as an iridescent gold stripe.

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