Red Line Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amapaensis)

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Red Line Tetra

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Red Line Tetra

Hyphessobrycon amapaensis

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2.5-3cm (1-1.2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.3 - 6.5

24.4-26.7°C (76 -80 °F)

1-5 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Red Line Tetra, Scarlet Tetra


Origin

Known only from Rio Preto/Rio Marca catchment in Amapa, northern Brazil.

Sexing

Females will be more full in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that's best kept in shoals of 6-8 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish, best not kept with slow-moving long-finned fish.

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places as well as some open swimming space. Must have acidic softwater conditions.

Behaviour

A peaceful mid-swimming active shoaling fish.

Identification

This little tetra has a pale iridescent body with a bold red line from the gill plate to the caudal peduncle, it is underlined with a thinner white band and black band. The eye is also half red. The fins are generally colourless with a hint of yellow.
Can be mistaken for Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus, however H.amapaensis's black band under the red lateral band is much thinner than H.heterorhabdus.

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