Columbian Blue Tetra (Hyphessobrycon ecuadoriensis)

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Columbian Blue Tetra

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Columbian Blue Tetra

Hyphessobrycon ecuadoriensis

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.0

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

5-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Characidae





Additional names

Columbian Blue Tetra, Columbian Tetra, Blue-Red Columbian Tetra

Additional scientific names

Megalamphodus ecuadorensis


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have more vibrant colouration than females.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with long-finned fish as this Tetra may well fin-nip.


Diet[edit | edit source]

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


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background. The substrate should be dark and the light should be dimmed by using some floating plants, to bring out the colours of this fish.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Note this rare fish is often confused with Hyphessobrycon columbianus which looks very similar.

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