Serpae Tetra

Serpae Tetra

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The Serpae Tetra is a deep-bodied fish with the typical tetra shape. Its body is an elongated, laterally compressed oval when viewed from the side.This fish will generally reach about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) in length and has a lifespan of about 3 to 7 years. The Serpae Tetra has a beautiful, reddish body color that picks up flashy, jewel-type highlights. It has a large, almost diamond-shaped, black spot behind the gills. Their fins are mostly black with white tips. A long-finned variety developed in captivity is usually referred to as Long Finned Serpae Tetra or Long Fin Red Minor Tetra.


Quick Facts

  • Scientific NameHyphessobrycon eques
  • Minimum Tank Size20 gal (76 L)
  • Care Level: Easy
  • TemperamentPeaceful
  • Water Conditions72.0 to 82.0° F (22.2 to 27.8° C) - deally, they should not be kept below 75.0° F (24° C)
  • Max. Size1.6 inches (3.99 cm
  • Color Form: Red
  • DietOmnivore
  • OriginBrazil and Paraguay
  • FamilyCharacidae