Hypessobrycon sweglesi

Sometimes known as the “Red Phantom Tetra” Hypessobrycon sweglesi is a species of tetra which occurs in the Orinoco River drainage basin in South America. Hypessobrycon sweglesi are generally omnivores and will feed on small crustaceans/insects, annelid worms, and various types of plankton. 


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Image: Tsunamicarlos

These are some of my new tank pals. Long Fin Red Minor Serpae Tetras. #Hyphessobrycon #eques. I have read that they can be somewhat aggressive and nip the fins of smaller fish. I hope it’s not an issue because I also got some baby Neon Tetras and Zebra Danios. My Glass Catfish #Kryptopterus #bicirrhis (one is hiding in the china dish) are getting pretty big, so hopefully they will keep the Serpaes in line. Although the Glass Cats are also big wienies hiding out in their coves all day so who knows! #fish