Species name: Hyphessobrycon Serpae
Synonym: Hyphessobrycon eques
Common name: Serpae Tetra
Maximum size: 5 cm / 1.75 inches
Origin: Amazon basin
Company: Hyphessobrycon Serpae (Serpae Tetra) Can be kept in community aquariums.
Water parameters: Temperature 24-27°C / 75-80°F; pH 5.0 - 7.8
Aquarium setup: Hyphessobrycon Serpae (Serpae Tetra) prefer a well planted aquarium with dense vegetation and open areas for swimming. They prefer dimmed lightning and require fine leafed plats for breeding.
Feeding: Hyphessobrycon Serpae (Serpae Tetra) accept flake food.
Breeding: Hyphessobrycon Serpae (Serpae Tetra) eat their own eggs and should therefore be removed from the breeding aquarium as soon as the egg laying is completed. The breeding pair has to be well conditioned and provided with suitable plants to breed. The egg hatches within 24-28 hours.
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