Hyphessobrycon columbianus

Only recently introduced to the aquarium trade, it is one of the more expensive tetras.

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The Hyphessobrycon columbianus lives in the pelagic, freshwater environment.

Hyphessobrycon columbianus ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 6 - 7 cm ( 2.36 - 2.76 in ) * pH of water: 6.6 - 7. More

Hyphessobrycon columbianus was first collected. The name was thus adopted for the species by the trade, until its description. It was also considered a member of Astyanax for a short time. More

Colombian Tetra Hyphessobrycon columbianus The Colombian Tetra comes from Colombia. It is also know as the "Columbian" Tetra, the Blue-Red Columbian and the Red Tail Mirror Blue Tetra. More

Common names

Colombiatetra in Norwegian (Norsk)
Hyphessobrycon columbianus in Catalan (Català)
Safiiritetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tétra de Colombie in French (français)

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Hyphessobrycon
Species : Hyphessobrycon columbianus
Authority : Zarske & G