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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As currently understood see below H. It is either you keep goldfishes which mixes well with koi, live bearers or you hyphessobrycln the tetras and babs with some cichlids.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. He got all the fish scared, what can I do? The ‘fairy-fin’ strain is one of a number of selectively-bred ornamental varieties of this species. Jason – Well I have 20 serpraes in my 50 gallon. You be the judge do they look happy or not?! To keep a good balance, give them a high quality flake food every day. They do best when kept in pairs or hyphessobrycno schools of at least 5 to 6 individuals.

Moral of the Story: Reggie – tetras in a 10 gallon tank? I also had a mirror on the back for eqeus of that time. Karen B – You should never have a goldfish in with the hyphessobryvon fish. A group of at least specimens should be considered the minimum requirement since this increases the likelihood that the fish will be distracted by each other rather than their tankmates but will result in a more effective, natural-looking display.


However, males are usually slimmer and smaller than females. Today, that is a junior synonym but from it comes the term ‘callistus’ meaning ‘very beautiful.

Serpae tetra

I put the mother back in the community tank. Serpae Tetra – Quick Aquarium Care.

Characidae Distribution As currently understood see below H. Based on experience a goldfish should not be mixed up most of the tetras and barbs since goldfishes are slow and lethargic while tetras and barbs are very active.

Enter a Freshwater Aquarium. This tetra used to be described scientifically as Hyphessobrycon callistus.

Serpae tetra – Wikipedia

Modern phylogenetic techniques have allowed some headway, though, and a molecular investigation of characiform relationships by Calcagnotto et al. Wild specimen from Mato Grosso state, central Brazil. Feed brine shrimp either live or frozen or blood worms as a treat. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Select a breeding pair or small group and transfer them into the breeding tank in the evening.

Add Eqhes Animal Story. If 2 males are kept together, they will act as if they are fighting but will not actually hurt each other.

Common to these fish is a ‘sputtering’ or ‘twitching’ style of swimming, in which their movements seem more spastic as opposed to other fish.

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

Now two weeks later they are constantly nipping at each other. And you should add more serpraes, the more serpraes the less fin nipping as my serpraes don’t bother my discus because they are busy nipping each other. Fish Diseases The Serpae Tetra is very hardy, and disease is not usually a problem in a well-maintained aquarium. Filtering through peat moss can also be helpful. Take great care and make sure to properly clean or quarantine anything that you add to an established tank so as not to upset the balance.


Also, females are fuller-bodied. Warren E Burgess, Dr. The eggs hatch in about a day. Foods and Feeding Since they are omnivorousSerpae Tetra, or Red Minor Tetra, will generally eat all kinds of live, equed, and flake foods.

Serpae Tetra

Head detail; ornamental ‘fairy-fin’ form. To combat these ever-changing conditions, water should be replaced on a regular basis, especially if the tank is hyphesskbrycon stocked.

They would glide swiftly and brush their sides or bellies on the head or hypheszobrycon body parts of goldfishes. No one rule is always right when applied to nature.

Retrieved from ” https: Condition them with small, live foods. Did not lose any. The serpae tetra Hyphessobrycon equesalso hyphesaobrycon as jewel tetra or callistus tetra[1] is a species of tropical freshwater fish of the characin family family Characidae of order Characiformes.

Tetras can be easily spooked into hiding, so situate the tank appropriately. A small, air-powered sponge filter is needed for filtration and gentle water movement.