Calypso Tetra (Hyphessobrycon axelrodi)

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Calypso Tetra

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Calypso Tetra

Hyphessobrycon axelrodi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2-2.2 cm (0.8-0.9")

sg

1 - 1.008

pH

5.5 - 6.0

22 -23 °C (71.6-73.4°F)

2-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Characidae





Additional names

Calypso Tetra

Additional scientific names

Aphyocharax axelrodi, Megalamphodus axelrodi, Pristella axelrodi


Origin[edit | edit source]

Central America: Trinidad.


Diet[edit | edit source]

This Tetra should accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as small live/frozen foods such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

In the wild this fish inhabits clear to slightly turbid standing water at low elevations and along the edges of swamps. Occurs frequently in brackish waters.

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