Tetra | Serpae Tetra
Tetra | Serpae Tetra

Tetra | Serpae Tetra

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Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon Eques

Common Name: Serpae Tetra, Red Tetra, Red Minor Tetra

Adult Size: 1.5 inch

Life Expectancy: 7 Years

Habitat: South America

Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 72 to 82° F 
  • pH Range: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Hardness Range: 5 to 20

    Temperament: Peaceful

    Diet & Nutrition:  Serpae Tetra, or Red Minor Tetra, will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. 

    Breeding & Spawning: The Serpae Tetra has been bred in captivity and, in fact, a long fin variety has been developed. They are egg layers and easily bred, making them ideal candidates for the beginning aquarist interested in a breeding project. They reach a breeding age at about 8 to 10 months of age. However these are egg scattering spawners that exhibit no parental care. It is best to set up a dedicated breeding tank and remove the parents immediately after spawning or they will eat the eggs.

    Gender: Males are more brightly colored than females, and their dorsal fin is almost solid black. Females lack color in the lower part of the fin. Also, females are fuller-bodied.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart


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