Hyphessobrycon sweglesi (Géry, 1961)
Red phantom tetra
photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5 - 7.5; dH range: 20
Distribution:  South America: Orinoco River basin.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms, small insects and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.06.94
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 01.07.04
Checked by: Lima, Flavio C. T. - 21.05.01

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