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Costae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon costae)

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Costae Tetras, a vibrant and captivating addition to your aquarium, available at Aquarium Roots. These freshwater fish, scientifically known as Hyphessobrycon costae, boast striking colors and elegant finnage, making them a beautiful centerpiece in any tank.

Costae Tetras are a joy to watch as they swim gracefully in schools, their vibrant colors and flowing fins creating a mesmerizing display. Their peaceful nature and social behavior make them an excellent choice for community aquariums. These tetras are relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in a variety of tank conditions.

Explore our care chart below for more information on how to provide the best environment for your Costae Tetras:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Costae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon costae)
  • Origin: South America
  • Size: Up to 2 inches
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  • Water Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 20 gallons for a school
  • Diet: Omnivorous - feed high-quality flakes, small pellets, and live or frozen foods
  • Compatibility: Peaceful, suitable for community aquariums with other non-aggressive species