Rosy Red Tetra
Hyphessobrycon rosaceus

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon

Color

Black, Red, White

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Acidic (5.5 to 7.2 pH), soft water hardness (3 to 12 dGH), 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Rosy Tetra (Hyphessobrycon reaceus) naturally occupy tributaries within the Southeastern region of the Amazon River Basin. The Rosy Tetra will reach a length of two inches, and can live for over five years in captivity.

Fecundity: The Rosy Tetra (Hyphessobrycon rosaceus) may produce over 100 eggs per clutch.

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, Spirulina, Daphnia, Baby Brine Shrimp, Omnivore Pellet

Preferred Water Chemistry: Acidic (5.5 to 7.2 pH), soft water hardness (3 to 12 dGH)

Dimorphism: The Rosy Tetra (Hyphessobrycon rosaceus) male will develop an elongated dorsal, and anal fin. The female will retain her short fins. Also, the male will display a brighter coloration when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Rosy Tetra (Hyphessobrycon rosaceus) are typically compatible with Danio, Rasbora, Corydoras, Pencilfish, Otocinclus, and other Tetra.


Author: Grant Stevens