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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Serpae Tetra

Warren E Burgess, Dr. Specimens from the UK aquarium trade. A layer of mesh works, too, if it is wide enough for eggs to pass through but small enough to keep parents out. Lighting in the tank should be dim as they come from areas that have dense forest cover. A small, air-powered sponge filter is needed for filtration and gentle water movement. They have very distinctive coloring with a red body and a black spot near their eye.

I bought two more to keep my three long living Sarpae alive and happy. Stressed fish are more likely to acquire disease. Emmens, Neal Pronek, Jerry G.

Make sure to remove and replace the dried leaves every few weeks.

The eggs hatch in about a day. If geography is not an issue many rainbowfishes and cyprinids are also suitable, but be sure to research your choices thoroughly before purchase. Groups will make them feel comfortable and help diffuse some of their pugnacious tendencies.

The tank should be well-planted, providing shelter and hiding spots. The most common form of this species has a vertically-elongate humeral spot. De Carvalho redescribed H.


Increased the number to six and the problem is gone. 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? Adding aquarium-safe peat to the tank will simulate the black water that these fish inhabit in nature. Floating plants are also helpful to shield the light. Specimen with very small humeral spot.

Serpae tetra – Wikipedia

Serpae Tetra are usually fine in a community aquarium, but they are not always easy to get along with. Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. Also, females are fuller-bodied. The fish can be found in slow moving or still backwater including, pondssmall lakesand streams.

No offense but very bad advice, my friend. Hyphessobrycon was raised by Durbin in Eigenmann as a subgenus of Hemigrammusdiffering from the latter by the absence of scales on the caudal-fin. Wild specimen from Mato Grosso state, central Brazil. Head detail; ornamental ‘fairy-fin’ form. Specimen from the Danish aquarium trade. Choose males that are the most colorful.

It is not advisable to keep this fish with slow-swimming, long-finned tankmates. The farm-raised fish available in stores are hyphessobryccon adaptable where water chemistry is concerned and should be happy within the range 5.

Serpae tetra

The Loach was depressed in my oppinion for the last couple years after his original tank mate got big and I moved him up to a equrs tank. You must be logged in to post a comment. I learned that the hard way my pair of phillipine blue zebra angels got some of their fins nipped by my serpraes. If you can get hold of wild stock slighty acidic to neutral water is advisable. Now one of the Tetras has a huge chunk ripped out of his top dorsal?


RW – Any goldfish species generally attract nippers. Maximum Standard Length 30 — 40 mm. Also most of these fish want to be in groups of five or more. They can also get along fine with other similar-sized and active fish.

However the older one has started growing and swims around in the open a lot now. A few hiding places would be appreciated. I resetup my tank with the old decor, water, filter, media, eqes. This group contains H.

I got 3 guppies, 2 mickeymouse, 1 color tetra, 1 black moor, 1cat fish, 1 algae, Fish Diseases The Serpae Equew is very hardy, and disease is not usually hyphessobrgcon problem in a well-maintained aquarium. Some specimens have a more rounded humeral marking, as seen here.

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. View 41 Animal Stories on Serpae Tetra. Their results suggest that Hyphessobrycon is a member of a clade also containing the genera AstyanaxAstyanacinusMoenkhausiaInpaichthysand Hemigrammusof which all species possess five or more teeth in the inner series of the premaxilla.