Rosy Red Tetra "Hyphessobrycon rosaceus"

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

2" - 5"

Minimum Size

10 gallon


Black, Red, White



Water Conditions

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

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.