Image of Hyphessobrycon eques (Jewel tetra). Hyphessobrycon eques Etymology: Hyphessobrycon: Greek, hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek. Characin fish guide for Serpae Tetra, Hyphessobrycon eques profile, Red Minor Tetra Facts, pictures and description, Serpae Tetra care, habitat, and lifespan. Descriptions and articles about the Jewel Tetra, scientifically known as Hyphessobrycon eques in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive.

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Keep the tank dimly lit with bunches of fine-leaved plants, such as Myrophyllum, java moss, or artificial spawning grass, so the female has a place to deposit the eggs. Walls, Ray Hunziker, Dr. Another junior synonym, H.

A layer of mesh works, too, if it is wide enough for eggs to pass through but small enough to keep parents out. A school of these tetras is an eye-catcher. I put the mother back in the community tank. I also have one dalmatian molly the other two didn’t survive after a case of ich. The fish can be found in slow moving or still backwater including, pondssmall lakesand streams. Fish Diseases The Serpae Tetra is very hardy, and disease is not usually a problem in a well-maintained aquarium.

Serpae tetra

Nelson, Fishes of the WorldWiley, Common to these fish is a ‘sputtering’ or ‘twitching’ style of swimming, in which their movements seem more spastic as opposed to other fish. Some none aggressive barbs and tetras may pester a goldfish by making hhphessobrycon as an itch object.

If geography is not an issue many rainbowfishes and cyprinids are also suitable, but be sure to research your choices thoroughly before purchase. Stressed fish are more likely to acquire disease.

Serpae Tetra, Hyphessobrycon eques, Red Minor Tetra, Jewel Tetra

Serpae Tetra are usually fine in a community aquarium, but they are not always easy to get along with. Habitat Most typically inhabits still and sluggish tributaries and backwaters, including ponds and small lakes, where it forms aggregations around patches of marginal vegetation or submerged tree roots.


If you want happy fish, look up the requirements, and keep only the fish that like the same tamps and water conditions together. This tremendous taxonomical and morphological diversity has historically impaired the ability of researchers to resolve their genetic relationships with many taxa remaining incertae sedis. As with most fish, they are prone to skin flukes, parasitic infestations protozoa, worms, etc. Wild specimen from Mato Grosso state, central Brazil.

As with any other schooling fish, they thrive in large groups and should be kept in schools of at least six fish. If you can get hold of wild stock slighty acidic to neutral water is advisable.

Tetras Fish described in I bought two more to keep my three long hyphessobrycoon Sarpae alive and happy. As currently understood see below H. Two would hang out on one side and one on the other. However if you want to maximise yield a more controlled approach is required.

To combat these ever-changing conditions, water should be replaced on a regular basis, especially if the tank is densely stocked. However, males are usually slimmer and smaller than females.

A group of at least specimens should be considered the minimum requirement since equea increases the likelihood that the fish will be distracted by each other rather than their tankmates but will result in a more effective, natural-looking display.

Provide a small breeding tank of about 3 to 5 gallons with a dark substrate.

Serpae Tetra

Smaller fish may become targets for harassment and fin nipping. Aquarium Care Serpae Tetras are not hyphesskbrycon difficult to care for provided the water is kept clean. Goldfish like colder water.

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Based on experience a goldfish should not be mixed up most of the tetras and barbs since goldfishes are slow equss lethargic while tetras and barbs are very active. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Characiformes is among the most diverse orders of freshwater fishes currently including close to valid species distributed among 19 families.

Head detail; ornamental ‘fairy-fin’ form. I had originally bought 5 2 died over like 5 months.

Serpae tetra – Wikipedia

For the first few days, feed the fry infusoria-type foods until they can feed on microworm or brine shrimp nauplii. Retrieved 11 February A few hiding places would be appreciated. I was successful breeding platys and guppies only because I removed the mother after dropping the babies.

Karen B – You should never have a goldfish in with the tropical fish. It is an omnivore and will feed on flake and blood worms. Please help I’m getting a headache Jeremy Roche – Try setting up nice sinle species tanks with it. Set up a dedicated breeding tank and remove the parents immediately after spawning, or they will eat the eggs.

A biotope tank is preferred by the Serpae Tetra. They can also get along fine with other similar-sized and active fish. They did not offer any hypotheses regarding relationships between the remaining species although Hyphessobrycon has long been recognised as a polyphyletic lineage and thus is likely to be split into several genera in the future. Reggie – tetras in a 10 gallon tank? This, in turn, can stress shy or gentle tankmates.

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