Serpae Tetra Profile
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
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.