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  • Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
  • Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
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Scientific Name Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis  Ahl, 1937
Common Name(s) Lemon Tetra
Citrontetra (Sweden), Zitronensalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Amazon River? (aquarium specimens).
Pronunciation hi fess oh bry kon
Etymology Hyphessobrycon: hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek, bryko = to bite 
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Size 35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This species may look quite pale when bought from a shop but the colour will improve greatly to a translucent yellow thus setting of the bright red eyes.
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Distribution Tapajós River basin, Brazil
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 5.5 - 7.5
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show others within this range)
Other Parameters Best colour shown in soft water.
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Furniture Settles best in a tank with plenty of plant cover.
Suggested Tankmates A shoal of at least five specimens is recommended.
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References Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 120 (nos. 9/10)
Registered Keepers (1) LostYeti (k: 6), (2) MatsP, (3) Bricep95, (4) Martin S (k: 10), (5) Tamcon83 (k: 9).

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Breeding Reports None.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 18 10:57 (species record created: 2011 Oct 29 13:18)