Hyphessobrycon rosaceus – Rosy Tetra
Hyphessobrycon rosaceus or Rosy Tetra is a peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium together with other small and peaceful fishes. The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background. In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space. A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.
Synonyms: Hyphessobrycon bentosi rosaceus, Hyphessobrycon ornatus, Cheirodon troemneri.
South America, Guyana, Brasil.
The fish prefers live food, but dry food is accepted as well.
Breeding Hyphessobrycon rosaceus
Breeding Hyphessobrycon rosaceus – Rosy Tetra is not difficult. The eggs are laid and fertilised between fine leaved plants. After spawning you should remove the parents. After 24 hours the eggs hatch and after 5 days the young fishes are swimming free. You can raise them with very fine infusoria and later with fine crushed dry food.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie