Ucayali Tetra (Hyphessobrycon frankei)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
2.5-4.6cm (1-1.8 ")
3.5 - 5.5
22.8-27.8°C (73 -82 °F)
Origin[edit | edit source]
- South America: Ucayali River basin.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Tricky to visually sex. Mature females may be slightly plumper than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Will co-exist with most other peaceful community fish but avoid keeping them with slow-moving long-finned fish or fish that are large enough to eat it.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Omnivorous, should take pellets and flake as well as live and frozen food.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- This fish prefers a spacious tank with open swimming place and room to shoal. Some hiding places in plants would be appreciated. They do require very soft, acidic and tannin-stained waters, they may be able to be carefully acclimated to slightly harder water.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful shoaling fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A pretty and distinctive tetra with red adipose, dorsal and anal fins along with red and white bands and a triangular black spot at the base of the caudal fin. The body is iridescent silver with a white band running along the spine from the dorsal spine to the caudal peduncle. Can be mistaken for Hyphessobrycon heliacus, but H.heliacus lack the red fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )