Rio Meta Tetra (Hyphessobrycon metae)

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Rio Meta Tetra

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Rio Meta Tetra

Hyphessobrycon metae

45 Litres (12 US G.)

3.5-4 cm (1.4-1.6")




5.8 - 6.5

22.8-27.8°C (73 -82 °F)

4-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



Origin[edit | edit source]

South America: Orinoco River basin.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Tricky to visually sex. Mature females may be slightly plumper than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Will co-exist with most other peaceful community fish but avoid keeping them with slow-moving long-finned fish or fish that are large enough to eat it.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivorous, should take pellets and flake as well as live and frozen food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

This fish prefers a spacious tank with open swimming place and room to shoal. Some hiding places in plants would be appreciated.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive little tetra, its body is almost translucent with iridescent green-yellow on the body and a white band from the gill to caudal peduncle. Towards the caudal peduncle it is black in colour with some yellow colouration.

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