How to Breed Serpae Tetras, Sexing, Caring for Fry

Serpae Tetra by Luke Underwood
Serpae Tetra are a great beginner fish because they can tolerate a wide range of water quality conditions. I love these fish especially in large tank with a school of them. These fish also make great eaters, they are always up for a meal. Serpae tetras can sometimes be fin nippers when in a tank with longer fin fish.

Feeding Serpae Tetras: Flake Food, Freeze Dried Food, Frozen Bloodworms and Brineshrimp

Temperature: 75F-81F

Hyphessobrycon eques

Size: 2-3 inches

Breeding Serpae Tetras:  Breeding takes place in a school of them.  It's best to use Java moss for them and to put marbles in the bottom of the tank.  That way the parents don't eat the eggs.  Eggs hatch in 24-36 hours and are free swimming within one week.


Sexing Serpae Tetras: Males are more torpedo and slender looking from above, female serpaes are plumper and duller in color compared to males.

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