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X-Ray Tetra Fish [Pristella maxillaris] Facts

Sunday, July 9, 2017

X-Ray Tetra Fish [Pristella maxillaris] Facts

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Pristella maxillaris, the only species in the genus Pristella, is commonly known as the X-ray fish or X-ray tetra because of its highly transparent body.

The translucent layer of they skin that covers it's small body, allowing the fish's backbone to be clearly seen.

Where Are X-Ray Tetra Found?

X-ray tetra fish are found in South America and the Amazon river.

Where Do X-Ray Tetra Live?

X-ray tetra fish was live in acidic and alkaline waters.

What Do X-Ray Tetra Eat?

X-ray tetra was eat small insects and planktonic animals

X-Ray Tetra Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Characiformes
Family Characidae
Genus Pristella
Species P. maxillaris
Scientific Name Pristella maxillaris

Fun Facts About X-Ray Tetra Fish

⧪ X-Ray Tetra was lives in large groups, and males can be distinguished from females by being smaller and thinner than the females.

⧪ Like most other tetras, they feeds primarily on small insects and plank-tonic animals.

⧪ X-ray tetra get they name like that because of they highly transparent body.