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Serpae Tetra

Picture of Serpae Tetra
Common nameSerpae tetra, Blood tetra
Scientific nameHyphessobrycon eques
SynonymsHyphessobrycon serpae, Hyphessobrycon callistus
Size2" (5cm)
OriginCentral Amazon
Tank setupPlanted tank.
CompatibilityCommunity, but does have a justified reputation as a fin-nipper. This tendency is reduced when kept in a shoal (much like Tiger barbs).
Temperature22-26oC (72-79oF)
Water chemistryAround neutral pH (6.5-7.5).
FeedingOmnivorous: small live, frozen and dry foods.
SexingMales are smaller and slimmer.
BreedingUse a small breeding tank with fine-leaved plants. Eggs will be scattered among the plants. The fry will hatch in around 24-30 hours.
Comments This is one of a complex of species sometimes known as "Blood Tetras" or "Blood Characins".


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