Common name: Serpae Tetras
Latin name: Hyphessobrycon eques
Maximum size: 5cm
Water chemistry: pH: 5.5-7.5, ideally soft (dH: 5-20), 22-28 C
Origin: Native to South America, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
Temperament: Peaceful schooling fish.
Diet: Will thrive on good quality pelleted food such as New Life Spectrum. Benefits from the inclusion of live and frozen foods in its diet.
Serpae Tetras are a well known species of the aquarium hobby. Their unique colouration and the schooling behaviour makes them popular with both beginners and advanced hobbyists, does best in an planted aquarium.