Colombian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon ecuadoriensis)

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Colombian Blue Tetra

Hyphessobrycon ecuadoriensis

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")




6.5 - 7.0

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

5-8 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Colombian Tetra, Colombian Blue Tetra, Colombian Tetra, Blue-Red Colombian Tetra, Colombian Red Fin

Additional scientific names

Megalamphodus ecuadorensis

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have more vibrant colouration than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish, keep in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with long-finned fish as this Tetra may well fin-nip.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will take most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background. The substrate should be dark and the light should be dimmed by using some floating plants, to bring out the colours of this fish.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Note this rare fish is often confused with Hyphessobrycon columbianus which looks very similar.

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