One of the best tetras for the ‘general’ community setup. It is lively, quite colourful and peaceful. It’s a good tankmate for most livebearers, danionins, rasboras, other tetras and peaceful bottom dwellers such asCorydoras, Aspidoras or smaller loaches and Loricariids. It can also be kept with the majority of commonly available gouramis and dwarf cichlids. Obviously, it isn’t safe with larger species that may see it as food, and it will be intimidated by very boisterous tankmates. In a biotope tank as described above, it can be combined with Hemigrammus or other Hyphessobrycon species, pencil fish, Apistogramma dwarf cichlids and the aforementioned bottom dwellers.