Crystal Red Tetra (Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi)

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Crystal Red Tetra

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Crystal Red Tetra

Hyphessobrycon haraldschultzi

76 Litres (20 US G.)

2.5-3.6cm (1-1.4 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

5-12 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-8 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Crystal Red Tetra

Additional scientific names

Hemigrammus haraldschultzi


Origin

Sexing

Mature females will have a fuller thicker body than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Does well with other peaceful community fish, do not keep with aggressive or predatory fish, nor with any slow swimming fish with long fins as they may be fin nipped.

Diet

Will take most foods including flake, pellet and live/frozen foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Appreciate a mature spacious tank with both dense planting and open swimming space.

Behaviour

A peaceful mid-swimming shoaling fish.

Identification

This Tetra looks like a cross between a Serpae Tetra and X-Ray Tetra, the body is red-orange in colour with a dark spot behind the gill plate. The dorsal fin has a large dark spot with the tip and base white. The anal and pectoral fins are edged in white.

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