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Hyphessobrycon scholzei

blackline tetra

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon scholzei
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: Characidae
Origin zone: South America
Origin: south brazil, paraguay
Max length: 5 cm
Tank minimum length: 60 cm
Temperature: 22 - 28 C
pH: 7 - 7.5
gH: 12 - 16
Water flow: Medium flowing water
Preferred tank level: Middle

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Peaceful fish with only one problem, he likes to eat soft plants. If you can give him an aquarium planted with hard plants it is an excellent fish for the community aquarium and suited for the beginner as well.He is omnivorous. You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food. A large part of the food should be vegetable. Breeding is not difficult. The breeding aquarium should have a substrate of marbles or a spawning grid to prevent the parents to eat their own eggs and some javamoss. Up to 800 eggs are laid and fertilized. After spawning the parents should be removed. After 24 hours the eggs hatch and after 2 days the young fishes are swimming free. You can feed them the first days with very fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.



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FTL ID: 570


The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Pictures usually show adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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