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Hyphobressycon bentosi rosaceus, Durbin, 1909

Origin: Guyana countries, and in Rio Guapore, Paraguay.

Etymology: rosaceus(L):

Synonyms: Hyphessobrycon rosaceus, Hyphessobrycon callistus rosaceus

First European import: Germany, 1912, by Kropac.

Description: See pictures, the difference with H. bentosi bentosi is the presence or lack of a dark spot on the sides of the fish.

Care: Should be kept in schools of 6 or more fish, or with other similar salmons in a community tank, for which it is well suited. Planted sides and back of the tank are beneficial, otherwise easy to keep species. A dark soil and little current mimics the natural surrounding of the fish.

Temperature: 24 - 28 degrees.

Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is accepted.

Size: Up to 6 cm

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding: A suitable pair has to be selcted and transferred to a breeding tank. Water in the breeding tank should be soft and peat filtered. pH around 6 and less than 4 KH. The fry hatch in a day and are free swimming around 5 days later, after which they should be fed with infusoria.

Sexual dimorphism:Males have an elongated dorsal fin, and are more colorful.

Prices: Around 2-3€

Additional: Some of the images on the page could also be H. bentosi bentosi since in shops they may not show the spot on the sides clearly.

Picture references:All pictures E. Naus

 

References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.

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