Serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)

The serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques) is a tropical freshwater fish species which are sometimes referred to as jewel tetra, callistus tetra. This is an overwhelmingly beautiful fish that looks like a small moving flame in a tank. You won’t be able to take your eyes of serpae tetras school in an aquarium.

This is a schooling fish and it feels better in a school. There should be at least 6 fishes in it and the fish can be kept together with some other fishes of the same size and activity level. The drawback of keeping tetras in a tank is their a bit troublesome temper – they can haunt and nip the fins of more slow fishes.

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