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Hyphessobrycon igneus


Species: Hyphessobrycon igneus
Common Name: Firefin Tetra, Punapilkka Tetra
Size: Up to 1.3 inches (3.4 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraná River basin.
Min Tank Size: 15 gallons or larger for schools.
Diet: Omnivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen, live and freeze-dried.
Behavior: Active and peaceful schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, temperature 68 - 76°F (20 – 24°C) pH 5.8-7.0 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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