Hyphessobrycon agulha

6. July 2007

This very attractive Tetra originates from the Rio Madeira, which runs into the Amazon River downstream from Manaus in Brazil. This Characin species will probably not grow much larger then 6 cm. They are friendly and lively schooling fish, very suitable for a community tank. These fish are not difficult in keeping and will tolerate all types of water. As all representatives of the Hyphessobrycon family these fish will thrive in a well-planted aquarium with many small leave plants, but also enough room for swimming. They also prefer a dark coloured substrate. They the ideal inhabitants for the so-called Dutch aquarium and they will show their best colours with soft lights.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Brasilien, Rio Madeira