Hyphessobrycon loretoensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Upper Amazon river, Peru
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Loreto Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium.  You should keep them together with other 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.  You need a peat filter.  A dark substrate and dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.  It is not easy to keep for beginners.

They are omnivorous but they prefer small live food such as Artemia.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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