Common Name(s)
Serpae tetra, minor tetra, long fin blood tetra, jewel tetra
Scientific Name
Hyphessobrycon eques
Family
Characidae
Origin
Amazon, Guapore, and Paraguay river basins. Very widespread
Temperament
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size
2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon high
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. Doesn't show any parental care.
Compatibility
With other boisterous fish that have shorter fins.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 68-83 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species. If not, they will be very nippy and aggressive. Much better in 8-10+ so as to lessen aggression.

Females are more rounder-bodied and larger than males.