Hyphessobrycon columbianus
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Hyphessobrycon columbianus

Common Names: Blue Colombian Tetra
Blue Flame Tetra
Colombian Redfin Tetra
Colombian Tetra
Columbian Tetra
Red Colombian Tetra
Synonyms: Hyphessobrycon ecuadoriensis
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Colombia
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; Does well with other tetras of similar and smaller size. Best in schools of 6 or more.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Eats mostly flakes, frozen, and freeze dried foods. Appreciates lots of cover and some floating plants.
5.5 - 7
24°C - 27°C
75°F - 81°F
4 dH - 14 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7cm (2.8")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females are often plumper than males. Males have a hooked anal fin and are slightly bigger.
Breeding: Moderate difficulty - egglayer.
Comments: Colombian tetras are a peaceful schooling fish that do well in a planted tank. Their bright blue coloring will show.
Main Colours: Blue, Red
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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