Hyphessobrycon peruvianus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Peru
Length : 4,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English names : Blue Loreto Tetra, Peruvian Tetra
Small, peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with other characins.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with fine leaved plants.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish. 

You should give them small live food.  Frozen and dry food is accepted as well.  Young animals need very fine food.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.

Photo Credit

Yoritaka Honda

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