Hyphessobrycon stegemanni

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 3 cm - 1.2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English name : Savanna Tetra
Lively and peaceful schooling fish that you can keep in a 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 dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish. Then they get less shy as well.  A regular changing of the water is appreciated.

You should give them a great variety of small live food such as Artemia-nauplii, black mosquito larvae and cyclops.  They especially  like fruitflies.  Frozen food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.



Photo Credit

Lance R. Peck

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