Serpae Tetra Care, Size, Life Span, Tank Mates, Breeding…Complete Guide 2021


Serpae tetra

Serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques) are beautiful freshwater fish and belong to the Characidae family of the Amazon basin Paraguay River.

They are popular among fish keeping lovers not because they are beautiful and attractive but also because these stunning fish are very easy to care for. 

through this detailed guide.

We will help you about how to set up an aquarium for Serpae tetra and everything you need to know about the Serpae tetra fish so keep reading till the end. 

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these are deep Podi fish in appearance with the the long and played body and if she talk about their body colour they a have attractive body colour with deep red reddish,

And a large comma shaped black spots also can be seen behind their Gil hair if she talked about dorsal fin it looks amazing with black and white striped other pin look reddish orange

Serpae Tetra lifespan

Serpai tetra has an average lifespan of 6 to 7 years.  With proper care, their lifespan can be taken from 7 to 8 years.  

We should keep trying to maintain the tetra’s life for a long time.  For their upbringing, we must provide the right accommodation, the right water parameters,

The right tank companion and high quality food.  So that their chances of survival are prolonged.  Many times, fish become infected due to poor water present, which can affect their lifespan. 

Therefore special care should be taken of water.

Serpae tetra size

Serpai tetra can range in size from 1.5 inches to 1.7 inches (about 4 cm).Some tetras have also been seen up to 2 inches (5 cm) in size.

How fast do they grow

After successful breeding, the fry comes out of the eggs in the next 2 to 3 days.  One who does free swimming.  After swimming for some time,

you fed them small foods such as infuria.  After the next 2 to 3 weeks you can give them baby by brine shrimp and live foods.

The fry grows to 1/4 inch in the next 2 months.  Serpai Tetra takes 9 to 10 months to fully develop.



Serpae tetra fish care guide

Serpae  tetra is a freshwater fish. This tetra likes to live in a group of fish.  They should be kept in a school of at least 6 or 7 fish. 

These tetras are cool.  In which a little bit of aggression is also seen.

 Serpae  tetra is a school fish.  Who likes to live with many other types of fish.  They can also be kept in a group of big fishes.

They behave differently when kept with big fishes.  When you keep them in school with the fishes.  Then this fish becomes more active.  And swims on several levels of the tank. 

It spends most of its time at the center of the tank, and at the bottom.  If you want the fish to be at peace.  So they need to be grouped with fishes.

These are peaceful fishes and non-aggressive fishes which will make a peaceful environment in your tank.You’ll definitely see that the Serpae tetras will swim in the middle of the water.

Tank size

This tetra is a school fish.  Which need to be kept in a group of at least 6 to 7 fish in the tank.  You must have a 20 gallon tank to care for and maintain them. 

In tanks of 20 gallons, 8 to 10 tetra fish can be easily reared.  In which, for them, enough swimming space will be available.  If you want, you can also keep them with more fish.

Tank setup 

It is necessary to create a comfortable habitat for any species of fish.  If you do not provide them with the right habitat, it will not be good for the fish. 

 If we look at the natural habitat of the tetra, it belongs to a dense vegetation area.  Where the water situation is calm.  To mimic the natural habitat,

we will begin the setup of their tank with a dark colored substrate.  For the substrate we will use dark colored sand or clay.  Which will lay well in the bottom of the tank. 

After this we will put a set of compact plants and floating plants in the tank.  (Fishes snack on pods, and take shelter of them.)

Because in the forests this tetra mostly revolves around the roots of trees.  Along with the plants, you can also place some dry leaves in the tank.  This tetra likes to live in dim light.  Hence the need to add dim light to the tank.

Tank Decoration

For the decoration of the tank, you can add drywood, twisted roots and small rocks with dense plants and leaves to the tank.  Which will add to the beauty of the fish habitat.  You can use the filter in the tank to clean the water.

Decorating tank it is easy process and you can do it very easily and it will enhance the beauty of your aquarium and it

will make you more happy so make sure you decorate your tank in a good way for leave some space for super vetan stream phili hand.

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