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Candy Cane Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sp. HY511)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Clear, Pink, Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 4-8, pH 5.5-7.5
Max. Size 2"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Characidae
Minimum Tank Size 15 gallons
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Overview

The Candy Cane Tetra is a terrific addition to any freshwater community aquarium. The striking color pattern of the light pink body is accented with darker red markings in the fins and eye-catching bright white tips. The elegant nature of the Candy Cane Tetra creates an impressive display when kept in a school of six or more individuals.

The Candy Cane Tetra or HY511 Tetra is a newly discovered species of fish that has not been officially given a scientific name. The Candy Cane Tetra is a member of the Characidae Family that is often confused with the similar Rosy Tetra.

The ideal aquarium setup for the Candy Cane Tetra should include a variety of live plants, rocks and driftwood to recreate natural habitat and provide hiding spaces. Similar to other tetra species, the male Candy Cane Tetra will have a longer more pronounced dorsal fin than the plumper female.

The natural diet of the Candy Cane Tetra consists primarily of small insects and planktonic animals. However, it will accept frozen or freeze-dried brine shrimp, daphnia, bloodworms tubifex, as well as micro pellet food and high-quality flake foods.

Approximate Purchase Size:: 1" to 1-3/4"

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