Image of Hyphessobrycon eques (Jewel tetra). Hyphessobrycon eques Etymology: Hyphessobrycon: Greek, hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek. Characin fish guide for Serpae Tetra, Hyphessobrycon eques profile, Red Minor Tetra Facts, pictures and description, Serpae Tetra care, habitat, and lifespan. Descriptions and articles about the Jewel Tetra, scientifically known as Hyphessobrycon eques in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive.

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Keep the tank dimly lit with bunches of fine-leaved plants, such as Myrophyllum, java moss, or artificial spawning grass, so the female has a place to deposit the eggs. Foods and Feeding Since they are omnivorousSerpae Tetra, or Red Minor Tetra, will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods.

The eggs hatch in about a day. One of my serpae is picking on my black moor, poor thing, I had no problem, with the fish till I got the one serpae, think it’s a male.

Like most small tetras this species should be maintained in a group. Also, a visible difference in the shape of the swim bladder can be seen above and behind the silverish abdominal cavity.

I also have a 10 gallon tank set up for baby guppies, and baby platys. Moral of the Story: A further limiting factor has been that in many cases exhaustive study of these on an individual basis is equez only way to resolve such problems. A 10 inch OscarSmall tetras need a gallon tank, Large Tetra species need gallons at the very least. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Knowing the signs and catching and treating them early makes a huge difference.


Serpae Tetra

Enter a Freshwater Aquarium. Baensch, Aquarium Atlas Vol. I got 3 guppies, 2 mickeymouse, 1 color tetra, 1 black moor, 1cat fish, 1 algae, Reggie – tetras in a 10 gallon tank? So I let someone have the Albino it was a hard choice. For the first few days, hyphhessobrycon the fry infusoria-type foods until they can feed on microworm or brine shrimp nauplii. Instead of swimming smoothly or for long distances at a time, Serpae Tetras move in relatively short spurts, unless stressed.

A layer hyphessobeycon mesh works, too, if it is wide enough for eggs to pass through but small enough to keep parents out. I had huphessobrycon bought 5 2 died over like 5 months. The vast majority of fish available in the aquarium trade are bred on a commercial basis and are more adaptable than wild specimens. Retrieved 11 February Two would hang out on qeues side and one on the other. To breed these fish, they should be given a small, dedicated breeding tank planted with thick bunches of fine-leaved plants such as Myriophyllum on which they can lay eggs.

If geography is not an issue many rainbowfishes and cyprinids are also suitable, but be sure to research your choices thoroughly before purchase. You be the judge do they look happy or not?! Jason – Well I have 20 serpraes in my 50 gallon. Good choices are similar-sized tetras, rainbowfish, larger rasboras, barbs, and danios.

Wild equex from Mato Grosso state, central Brazil.

Serpae tetra – Wikipedia

A school of these tetras is an eye-catcher. Select a breeding pair or small group and transfer them into the breeding tank in hyphhessobrycon evening. A group of at least specimens should be considered the minimum requirement since this increases the likelihood that the fish will be distracted by each other rather than their tankmates but will result in a more effective, natural-looking display.


Then I kept the last three in my aquarium for almost two years. Specimen from the Danish aquarium trade. I just don’t know what to do.

Females lack color in the lower part of the fin. They would glide swiftly and brush their sides or bellies on hypgessobrycon head or any body parts of goldfishes. He got all the fish scared, what can I do?

Serpae Tetra, Hyphessobrycon eques, Red Minor Tetra, Jewel Tetra

The serpae tetra Hyphessobrycon equesalso known as jewel tetra or callistus tetra[1] is a species of tropical freshwater fish of the characin family family Characidae of order Characiformes. Serpae tetra Serpae tetra Hyphessobrycon eques Scientific classification Kingdom: Feed brine shrimp either live or frozen or blood worms as a treat.

See Breeding Freshwater Fish: Smaller fish may become targets for harassment and fin nipping. He concluded that Hyphessobrycon sensu stricto should be restricted to a monophyletic group of 24 species which share the unambiguous synapomorphy of the Weberian apparatus being orientated dorso-horizontally though the dorsal margin of the operculum with other defining characters comprising a black spot in the dorsal-fin and lack of visible lateral-line except in some specimens of H.

Floating plants are also helpful to shield the light. I put the mother back in the community tank. As with most fish, they are prone to skin flukes, parasitic infestations protozoa, worms, etc. I also had a mirror on the back for some of that time.

Some specimens have a more rounded humeral marking, as seen here.