Colombian Red Fin
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 5cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 23℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live, dried foods
pH Range 5.5-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Colombian Red Fin Hyphessobrycon columbianus
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Colombian Red Fin

Hyphessobrycon columbianus

The Colombian Red Fin is a relative new fish to the hobby, having only been available in the last few years. Despite this, it is now a popular and readily available fish. As with many other similar large tetras, these are shoaling fish suited to a robust community. Softer water is preffered and the fish may not show full colour or health if kept in hard water conditions. Planted tanks or tanks with plenty of hiding spots are also preferred. Can be nippy with long finned species and are known to squabble amongst each other.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Origin South America; Colombia | Breeding Egg scatterer, may spawn in softer water | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-6.5, very soft - medium | Natural Habitat Small vegetated streams and waterways

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