Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus
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Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus

Common Names: Yellow Tetra
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Brazil, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, schooling fish.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes. The Yellow Tetra is very easy to keep and can adapt to a wide range of water conditions. Use lighter coloured gravel in a sparsely planted tank. Some water flow is recommended.
5.8 - 8
20°C - 25°C
68°F - 77°F
15 dH - 30 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The stomach of the mature female is rounder than the male.
Breeding: Not hard compared to other characins. Use a slighly acidic pH of 6.5, a low water hardness and dim the lighting.
Comments: Should be kept in a school of at least four. The yellow colour intesifies with age provided the fish is fed a diet of live and frozen foods.
Main Colours: Silver, Yellow
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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