Hyphessobrycon rosaceus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Guyana, Brazil
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Rosy tetra
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium together with other small and peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.

The fish prefers live food, but dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning you should remove the parents.  After 24 hours the eggs hatch and after 5 days the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with very fine infusoria and later with fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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