Distribution: Hyphessobrycon hasemani makes its home in the Maderia River, South America.
PH: 6.0 – 7.5 pH
Temperature: 22 – 28 °C (72 – 82 °F)
Hardness: 2 – 15 dH
Description: This species of Hyphessobrycon will reach a length of 3cm in tanks, making it extremely small and occasionally difficult to see. It is a peaceful, schooling fish and should be kept in groups of six or more.
This fish is rare in captivity and therefore specifics such as colouration and social habits are unavailable.
Diet: The Hyphessobrycon species thrive on omnivorous diets. Feed your Hyphessobrycon hasemani on a diet that is primarily flakes or pellets with occasional live foods as treats.
Breeding: Due to its rarity, successful captivity-bred reports have yet to be unearthed. If you manage to find a pair and want to try it yourself, it is suggested you follow the general family method.
First separate a male and a female (at least one year old) into two conditioning tanks. Feed them live foods for about three weeks before introducing them into the breeding tank. They should breed within 24 hours, but give them three days and, if no eggs appear, repeat the conditioning process.
Remove the parents once they have spawned or you may find they’ve eaten all the eggs. They will hatch after 24 hours and the subsequent free-swimming fry should be fed Infusoria. Once they are big enough, start them on baby brine shrimp.
As it is unknown whether the eggs of the Hyphessobrycon hasemani are light-sensitive or not, you should keep them in as much dark as possible to be careful.
Comments: Hyphessobrycon hasemani is uncommon in the hobby and therefore there is limited information available. Consequently, information pertaining to the Hyphessobrycon species in general has been included.
Recommended Compatible Species: They should live happily with other Tetra species (particularly the Neon Tetra and Black Tetra). They also should be good tank mates with Discus, Apistogramma‘s like Apistogramma Cacatouides and Apistogramma Borelli, Corydoras Catfish (particularly Corydoras Sterbai and Corydoras aeneus) Angelfish, Clown loach, the common Guppy and Platy and most Gourami (such as the Blue Gourami and Dwarf Gourami like the Honey Gourami) Also should live happily with most Danio (particularly the Zebra Danio and Pearl Danio) and also many Killifish could make great tank mates.
Originally posted 2010-04-21 02:42:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter