Hyphessobrycon socolofi
Explanation of the symbols

Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil (Rio Negro)
Length of the vis : 4,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Spotfin Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with other peaceful characins and dwarfcichlids.  The aquarium should be planted well on the sides and background.  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.  If you want to imitate the perfect black water stream habitat of the Rio Negro river you need a peat filter.

The fish is omnivorous, but he prefers live food.  Frozen and dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  You should feed them very well.  At a temperature of 27C (81F) the eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed. When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp. 

Photo Credit
Jan Bukkems

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