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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Serpae Tetra

Characidae Distribution As currently understood see below H. As currently understood see below H. Head detail; ornamental ‘fairy-fin’ form. Walls, Ray Hunziker, Dr.

I also have a 10 gallon tank set up for baby guppies, and baby platys. Knowing the signs and catching and treating them early makes ewues huge difference. For information about freshwater fish diseases and illnesses, see Aquarium Fish Diseases and Treatments.

A school of these tetras is an eye-catcher. And difficult fish is happy with the water, is too cold for the tropicals. I have recently moved 9hrs away from where I was.


However, males are usually slimmer and smaller than females. Emmens, Neal Pronek, Jerry G.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hyphessobrycon eques. Habitat Most typically inhabits still and sluggish tributaries and backwaters, including ponds and small lakes, where it forms aggregations around patches of marginal vegetation or submerged tree roots. Maximum Standard Length 30 — 40 mm.

A more extensive analysis by Oliveira et al. I notice that serpraes like to nip at each others and other fish’s fins. Two would hang out on one side and one on the other.

When keeping more sensitive types of fish, it is common for all fishes to be infected even before the first hyphessobrcon signs can be noticed. She did eat a few before I hypheessobrycon her out. Feed brine shrimp either live or frozen or blood worms as a treat. The Loach was depressed in my oppinion for the last couple years after his original tank mate got big and I moved him up to a bigger tank.

The aquarium should be heavily planted around the sides and back and have plenty of open water for swimming in the front.

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

This fish is quickly recognized as a Red Minor Tetra while these other names have more of a story. Tetras Fish described in Finally, some authors refer to this fish as the Red Phantom Tetra. This page was last edited on 4 Octoberat The most common form of this species has a vertically-elongate humeral spot. Select a breeding pair or small group and transfer them into the breeding tank in nyphessobrycon evening.


This, in turn, can stress shy or gentle tankmates.

Serpae tetra – Wikipedia

They don’t bother any of the other fish including the fry. The eggs hatch in about a day. Hyphessobrycon was raised by Durbin in Eigenmann as a subgenus of Hemigrammusdiffering from the latter by the absence of scales on the caudal-fin. Provide a small breeding tank of about 3 to 5 gallons with a dark substrate. If you want babies, remove the adults! He got all the fish scared, what can I do?