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Hyphessobrycon elachys


Species: Hyphessobrycon elachys
Common Name: Reed Tetra, Veilfin Tetra
Size: Up to .75 inches (2 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Rio Paraguay in Paraguay.
Min Tank Size: 15 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Active and fairly peaceful schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, temperature 75 - 81°F (25 27°C) pH 6.0-7.2 dH range: 2- 15
Care: Medium, keep in schools.
Communities: Excellent, with similar sized and active fish.
Suitability: Good, with care.

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