Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra
Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is an active and peaceful schooling fish, which requires a lot of swimming space, so a 150 cm tank or larger is necessary, with plants on the sides and background. A regular changing of the water and an strong filter is recommended. The fish is very sensitive for nitrate.
Synonyms: Alestes longipinnis, Brachyalestes longipinnis, Bryconalestes longipinnis longipinnis, Alestes chaperi, Bryconalestes longipinnis chaperi, Brycinus longipinnis bagbeensis.
Africa; Nigerdelta, Goudkust.
The fish prefers live food but frozen food and dry flakes are also accepted.
Breeding Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra
Breeding Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is not easy. The female should be brought in breeding condition by feeding many times a day with great variety. When the eggs (200-300) are spawned the parents must be removed. After 4-6 days the eggs hatch and another 4 days later the young fishes are swimming free. Then you should feed them with fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie