- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 2"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Schooling fish (5+)
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, densely planted
Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.
Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.
Learn about the Long Fin Red Minor Tetra
Long Fin Red Minor Tetra
Other Common Names
Long Fin Serpae Tetra, Long Fin Blood Tetra
Hyphessobrycon callistus species
Frozen blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp, plankton and daphnia. Live blood worms, glass worms, tubifex worms and brine shrimp. All types of freeze dried and flake foods are also accepted.
Peaceful and schooling, but can be aggressive at times.
Brazil: Moderately decorate with rocks, live plants and driftwood.
Females have a rounder and fuller body.
Keep the Red Minor's well fed and any aggression problem they may have will be minimized immediately.
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