Hyphessobrycon copelandi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Peru, Brazil
Length : 4,5 cm - 1.8"
Min.length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English name : Copeland's Tetra
Peaceful fish for the community aquarium together with other peaceful species.  When you don't feed them with a great variety of food they nibble the fins and scales of other 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 dimmed light by using floating plants and a dark substrate bring out the colours of the fish. 

You should feed them with a great variety of small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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