Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 4,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Flag Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept in the community aquarium with other small, peaceful fishes.  The water should be a little bit acid.  The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and background.  The substrate should be dark and the light dimmed by floating plants to bring out the colours of this fish.

You can feed the fish with small live food.  Dry food is barely accepted.

Breeding is not easy.  The water should be soft and acid (Gh < 4. Ph 6), the temperature 26 (79F).  The aquarium should be set up with a lot of fine leafed plants.  The light should be dimmed.  After spawning you should remove the parents.  The young fishes hatch after 36 hours.  You can feed them with very fine infusoria.

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