Yellow Tetra (Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus)

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Yellow Tetra

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Yellow Tetra

Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus

57 Litres (15 US G.)

4-5 cm (1.6-2")




5.8 - 8.0

20 -25 °C (68-77°F)

15-30 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have more vibrant colouration than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that's best kept in shoals of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish, best not kept with slow-moving long-finned fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious tank with dense planting and hiding places as well as some open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful mid-swimming active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive oval-shaped fish, similar to the Serpae Tetra in shape, with a pale iridescent yellow/silver body and vibrant yellow finnage.

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