Imperial Tetra Hyphessobrycon Sp. "peru"

Discussion in 'Characins' started by Discusluv, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Anyone kept this tetra species?
    There is very little information on the internet about it; however, I did find this article in Practical Fishkeeping from 2011.
    Here is the article:
     

    It is a spectacular fish!
    Questions are: I would like to put twelve of these in my 30 gallon (36 x 13 x 16 ) planted tank where I have ( or will be getting this week) 10 corydorus duplicareus. Temperature will be around 75-76 degrees, ph7.6, weekly 75% water change.
    Sound like an adequate amount of space? Parameters?
     
  2. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Relatively new species, quite uncommon, do you have a source? Being Peruvian, I would expect they would adapt reasonably well to your conditions.
     
  3. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, Wetspot has them. I will try calling when they open.

    Also, thought I would try to breed them from the details that this article outlines. I am a novice to breeding, but it would be fun to try.
     
     




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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Ordered! really excited to get these guys...
     




  5. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Odd, I looked at the Wetspot list and didn't see them. Guess I just missed it.
     
  6. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Look again, they are still there under characins and in alphabetical order.
    @chromedome52 - did you find them?
     
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  7. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    I wasn't looking for Imperial Tetra, I was looking for Rainbow Tetra, duh. I hope they look as good in real life as they do in the photos; often I have been disappointed when I got the live fish and they were not as colored up as the photos. Post back and let us know!
     
  8. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Ill take a picture of them after a couple days of being in my tank. I hope they look as pictured as well.
     
  9. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    They are here! All appear healthy. 8f8872f774e73124816095bfc8832d4a.jpg26f7acdac6b8511af4d2d91fab649116.jpg
     
  10. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    They are eating like troopers! They really like the freeze- dried blackworms. They are starting to color up a bit. Can start to see the red in the dorsal and tail. fce041837e4aded3e73399d67302ddb6.jpg0a19efac3d7365821dca59f8ce058ff4.jpg
     
  11. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Oooh, those are going to be nice. Now all I need is some money to buy some!
     
  12. MikeRad89

    MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    Really nice looking fish
     
  13. BHK3

    BHK3Well Known MemberMember

    Beautiful! Is that your petrified wood that you posted pics of in another thread?
     
  14. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, its pretty up close isnt it?
     
  15. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    I know they were pricey, but I fell in love with them...
     
  16. BHK3

    BHK3Well Known MemberMember

    Sure is! It really complements the Tetras' colors!
     
  17. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Soon as I take those massive swords out and add my other plants which are much more sparse looking, I think that the detail of the petrified wood will be more prominent. I am hoping. Ill post pictures after I get the other plants and you can let me know what you think :)
     
  18. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Beatiful fish, I love their dark stripe!
     
  19. OP
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    DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks beanfish! :)
     
  20. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Gorgeous fish!
     




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