Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus

6. July 2007

The Yellow Tetra originates like its close related Von Rio Tetra from coastal rivers in southeast Brazil. With its pretty yellow basic colour it forms a beautiful contrast to it and other reddish characin species. As a schooling fish the Yellow Tetra should be kept only in larger swarms. Particularly in not too brightly lit up aquariums with dark ground their colours begin to shine. They need a free swimming area, the border regions of the aquarium should be densely planted. H. bifasciatus has neither against the food nor against the water chemistry to high requirements and can therefore be recommended to beginners for their society aquarium. Also for the first steps toward characin breeding they are suitable, since they already spawn in water with a light sour pH and moderate hardness and also the raising of the fry is not too difficult.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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