Hypessobrycon axelrodi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Trinidad
Length : 4 cm - 1.5"
Min. length aquarium : 60 cm - 20"
English names : Calypso tetra, Red Pristella, Red Tail Phantom
Peaceful, calm schooling fish that you can keep together with other peaceful fishes in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted densely because they need hiding places.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.  When there is too much light in the aquarium they get pale and shy.

You should give them small live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

This species is not much in stores, so about breeding not much is known.

Photo Credit

Dolphin International

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