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Serpae Tetra | Adult

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  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal (76 L)
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
  • Temperature: 72.0 to 79.0° F (22.0 to 26.0° C)
  • Range ph: 5.0-8.0
  • Hardness Range: 5 to 25 dGH
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: All – These fish will swim in all areas but tend to favor the middle of the aquarium or wherever the most swimming space is.

Serpae tetras are popular flame-colored fish that move in bright red schools through your aquarium. The deep red color of the serpae tetra adds to its popularity. The body of the serpae is flat and tall. A black comma-shaped spot is present just behind the gills. The dorsal fin, edged with white, is predominantly black, and all other fins are red. The anal fin is edged in black with a splash of white at the leading tip. These colors fade as the fish ages, particularly the spot behind the gills. Females are plumper and less brilliantly colored than their male counterparts. In captivity, long-finned variations have been produced. Generally considered a peaceful fish and should always be kept in schools of a half dozen or more. However, in smaller groups, they have been known to nip fins, an aggression that is most often directed at its own kind, especially during feeding times.

Scientific Name Hyphessobrycon eques

Adult Size of fish – inches: 1.75 inches (4.5 cm)

Lifespan: 5 years – These fish have a lifespan of anywhere from 4 to 8 years..

Aquarium Hardinesshardy

Aquarist Experience LevelBeginners