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Hyphessobrycon takasei


Species: Hyphessobrycon takasei
Common Name: Coffee-Bean Tetra
Size: Up to 1.20 inches (3.0 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil, Araguari and Oyapock River basins.
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, prefers soft acidic water. temperature 72 - 81°F (22 27°C) pH 5.5-7.4 dH range: 2 - 14
Care: Medium, keep in schools.
Communities: Excellent, with similar sized and active fish.
Suitability: Good, with care.

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