Serpae Tetra Profile

Serpae Tetras

Common name: Serpae Tetra

Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon eques

Type of fish: Tetra

Origin: South America (Amazon River)

Level of difficulty: Beginner

Max size: 2 inches

Growth Rate: These fish are usually adult-size when they are sold.

Minimum tank size: 10 gallons for one, 20 gallons for a school

Diet: omnivore

pH: 6-7

Hardiness: Moderately Hardy

Aggressiveness: Peaceful, though they will chase among themselves

Tankmates: tetras, livebearers, barbs, peaceful dwarf cichlids, danios, Corydoras catfishes

Sexing: Hard to tell

Notes: Like all tetras, Serpae Tetras should be kept in a school of 5 or more. Not only does this make them look more visually appealing, but it also minimizes stress for these fish. These fish are voracious eaters and feeding is never a problem.