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Purple Tetra Hyphessobrycon metae

Category: Characins - Community

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £5.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 20 in stock



Beautiful and unusual tetra.


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-4cm

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.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South America
Temperature 23-27C
Size 5 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water essential for long-term health
Water PH 6.0-7.5