Hyphessobrycon elachys

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil, Paraguay
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
Lively and 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 dimmed light by using floating plants is appreciated. 

You should feed them with small live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium i have not found very much.  It is probably the same as other members of this family.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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