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  • Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
  • Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
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Scientific NameHyphessobrycon pulchripinnis  Ahl, 1937
Common NamesLemon Tetra
Citrontetra (Sweden), Zitronensalmler (Germany)
Type LocalityAmazon River? (aquarium specimens).
Pronunciationhi fess oh bry kon
EtymologyHyphessobrycon: 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.
IdentificationThis 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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DistributionTapajós River basin, Brazil
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
pH5.5 - 7.5
Temperature22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersBest colour shown in soft water.
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FurnitureSettles best in a tank with plenty of plant cover.
Suggested TankmatesA shoal of at least five specimens is recommended.
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ReferencesZoologischer 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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Last Update2014 Aug 18 10:57 (species record created: 2011 Oct 29 13:18)