Rosy Tetra

Physical Description: Hyphessobrycon rosaceus is a hearty somewhat thick-bodied tetra with a light salmon-pink body, red fins except for the dorsal fin which can be black or white. They also feature a faint vertical black line that bisects the pupil of each eye.

Range: The rosy tetra is abundant in the Essequibo, Corantijn and Suriname River basins of Guyana and Brazil.

Care Considerations: Although the rosy tetra is quite a forgiving and hearty fish, its colors will quickly fade if stressed or unhappy. It is a loose schooling fish and should have at least a half dozen others of its species in the tank, although close tetra species (ornate or bleeding heart tetras for instance) can serve as consorts. These middle-level swimmers prefer moderate heavy plant coverage around the edges of the tank. A peaceful species, the rosy tetra will eat flakes, worms, and very small fish/fry. Water should be slightly soft (acidic) but keeping a steady pH is more important. Overall the rosy tetra is a great little fish that is fairly peaceful when compared to other tetras, such as Serpae tetras .

Breed Details

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Country of Origin:
South America, Guyana and Brazil river systems
1.6 inches
75 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit