Rio Meta Tetra (Hyphessobrycon metae)

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Rio Meta Tetra

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Rio Meta Tetra

Hyphessobrycon metae

45 Litres (12 US G.)

3.5-4 cm (1.4-1.6")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.8 - 6.5

22.8-27.8°C (73 -82 °F)

4-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Characidae




Origin

South America: Orinoco River basin.

Sexing

Tricky to visually sex. Mature females may be slightly plumper than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Will co-exist with most other peaceful community fish but avoid keeping them with slow-moving long-finned fish or fish that are large enough to eat it.

Diet

Omnivorous, should take pellets and flake as well as live and frozen food.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish prefers a spacious tank with open swimming place and room to shoal. Some hiding places in plants would be appreciated.

Behaviour

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

An attractive little tetra, its body is almost translucent with iridescent green-yellow on the body and a white band from the gill to caudal peduncle. Towards the caudal peduncle it is black in colour with some yellow colouration.

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