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HY511 Tetra - Hyphessobrycon sp.

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The HY511 Tetra has pink coloration accented by more opaque fins. The dorsal, pectoral and anal fins are red with the tips showing white. They are also known as the Candy Cane Tetra and several other names, but it is a fairly new species that doesn't have an "official" scientific or common name yet.

Many tropical community aquariums are populated with tetras, rasboras and other similar schooling fish. Though these fish are rather small, their pleasant temperaments, the schooling behaviors they exhibit and a vast variety of colors and shapes make them popular in the hobby. They can grow anywhere from a few centimeters to a few inches, and can add movement to a freshwater fish tank. Most of these fish are fairly easy to care for and have similar water chemistry and care requirements.

Tetras are probably the the largest group of fish offered for community aquariums. They can be distinguished from other schooling community fish by the small adipose fin present between the dorsal fin and the tail. Tetras include small species that may stay under one inch in length and are suitable for community aquariums to much larger and more robust species that can grow up to several inches and need more aggressive tankmates.

These fish prefer aquariums with plenty plants and ornamentation to explore, but also need plenty of open space to swim. They can be fed commercial flakes, granules and small pellets as a staple diet, with occasional feedings of meaty frozen or freeze dried treats such as bloodworms, plankton, mysis or brine shrimp. They prefer to be kept in groups of six or more to school and feel secure. Fish not kept in proper schools may be stressed and remain hidden or may become extremely nippy and aggressive.
Common NameHY511 Tetra
Scientific NameHyphessobrycon sp.
OriginSouth America
Max Size (in inches)2.5
Community SafeYes
pH Range6.5-7.5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)20
Temperature Range74-80

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very cool fish.


Have had them for a while now. colors are nice as they grow. recommend at least 4. so they school together..

These fish are thriving in my aquarium


These two fish arrived in great shape and have adapted well to my aquarium.

Good fish to try


I love these fish. When they are healthy they have great coloration, with sharp color contrast. They are a hybrid so the bloodline at times can be a bit muddy. But they make for a great, hardy, new introduction to the beginner aquarist.