Hyphessobrycon rosaceus
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Hyphessobrycon rosaceus

Common Names: Black Flag Tetra
Rosy Tetra
Synonyms: Hyphessobrycon bentosi
Hyphessobrycon bentosi rosaceus
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Rio Guapore area, Paraguay, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Good for community tanks.
Diet: Ominvore; Omnivore
Care: Will accept most flake and live/frozen foods. Easy to keep. Use a tank 2 feet in length or longer as these are very active fish. Be sure to leave an open area for the fish to swim.
5.8 - 7.8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
10 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male Rosy Tetras have elongated black dorsal fins and a "hook" on the anal fin. Females have much shorter dorsal fins with an orangish-white stripe on the top. Females also have hooks on the anal fin, but they are less noticable.
Breeding: Easy to breed. Use soft water. The eggs are laid on finely leaved plants and hatch after 24 hours. Feed the fry with ground flakes.
Comments: Good for begginers.
Main Colours: Red
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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