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Purple Tetra Hyphessobrycon metae
Category: Characins - Community
Price: £5.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 20 in stock
Beautiful and unusual tetra.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Hyphessobrycon metae (Purple Tetra)
Not frequently traded but considered to be among the most attractive tetras. These fish only look their best in soft, acid water, preferably with some blackwater extract added. They are essentially grey, but the flanks are purple, with a darker shade on the lower half and a lighter shade above. The eye is red.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
A timid, even shy, species that must be kept in large groups if it is to prosper. Keep at least a dozen specimens. Can be combined with very gentle tankmates, such as hatchetfish or cardinals, but otherwise not especially suited to the community tank.
Difficult to breed, requiring the same conditions and care as cardinal tetras. The fry are tiny and need very small live foods.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Water Parameters||Soft, acid water essential for long-term health|