Hyphobressycon bentosi rosaceus, Durbin, 1909
Origin: Guyana countries, and in Rio Guapore, Paraguay.
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
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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