X is for X-ray Tetra #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds Insects & Fish Pantoum Poetry

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28 April 2017 – X is for X-ray Tetra a fish

Pristella maxillaries, (Xray Tetra) only known species in its genus, backbones are seen clearly
Commonly known as X-ray fish or X-ray tetra because of its highly transparent body.
Scales are silvery-yellowish color that’s very faint looking almost golden in some lights
Widely distributed and adaptable fish, found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins

Commonly known as X-ray fish or X-ray tetra because of its highly transparent body.
Also found in coastal rivers in the Guianas in both acidic and alkaline waters
Widely distributed and adaptable fish, found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins
It is small (up to around 5 cm or 2.0 in, in length) and lives in large groups

Also found in coastal rivers in the Guianas in both acidic and alkaline waters
Males can be distinguished from females by being smaller and thinner than the females. It is small (up to around 5 cm or 2.0 in, in length) and lives in large groups
Like most other tetras, it feeds primarily on small insects and planktonic animals.

Males can be distinguished from females by being smaller and thinner than the females.
During the rainy season, the x-ray tetra return to the flood-lands to spawn
Like most other tetras, it feeds primarily on small insects and planktonic animals.
They do not give birth to live young, the female lays between three to four hundred eggs

During the rainy season, the x-ray tetra return to the flood-lands to spawn
Their eggs (fry) begin to hatch as early as 24 hours later, become free swimming within days
They do not give birth to live young, the female lays between three to four hundred eggs
They usually live for three or four years in the wild but can get to older ages in captivity

Their eggs (fry) begin to hatch as early as 24 hours later, become free swimming within days
Once swimming the small dull white young find better food sources, soon develop adult markings
They usually live for three or four years in the wild but can get to older ages in captivity
They are a small, adaptable fish that is often kept in a home aquarium and will eat most fish foods.

Once swimming the small dull white young find better food sources, soon develop adult markings
Scales are silvery-yellowish color that’s very faint looking almost golden in some lights
They are a small, adaptable fish that is often kept in a home aquarium and will eat most fish foods
Pristella maxillaries, (Xray Tetra)only known species in its genus, backbones are seen clearly.

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