Hyphessobrycon axelrodi – Calypso Tetra
Hyphessobrycon axelrodi – Calypso Tetra is a peaceful, calm schooling fish that you can keep together with other peaceful fishes in a community aquarium. The aquarium should be planted densely because they need hiding places. A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish. When there is too much light in the aquarium they get pale and shy.
This species was first described in 1959 by Travassos.
Synonyms: Aphyocharax axelrodi, Megalamphodus axelrodi, Pristella axelrodi.
Central America; Trinidad Tobago.
You should give them small live food. Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.
Breeding Hyphessobrycon axelrodi – Calypso Tetra
This species is not much in stores, so about breeding not much is known.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie