Tetra

Serpae Tetra

SKU: SERPAE-TETRA

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Serpae Tetra

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Serpae Tetra



  • Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon Eques

  • Morning delivery between 8am and 12.30pm Wed/Thur/Friday

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  • Acclimation guide provided with delivery

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Serpae Tetra

The Serpae tetra is a bright orange/ red tropical that will stand out against a planted freshwater aquarium. They strive best in planted tanks with loose leaves on the bottom to create a more natural environment.

The serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques) also known as jewel tetra or callistus tetra, is a species of tropical freshwater fish of the characin family.

Common to these fish is a 'twitching' style of swimming, in which their movements seem more erratic as opposed to other fish. Instead of swimming smoothly or for long distances at a time, Serpae Tetras move in relatively short spurts, unless stressed. This is their normal behavior and by itself need not alarm aquarists.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.

Features
Approx. size: 2cm
Maximum size: 4cm

Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 6+

If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.

Water conditions
pH: 5.0–7.5
Hardness: 18-268 ppm
Temperature: 20–28 °C

Ease of care
Easy. This tropical fish is great for hobbyist at all levels however they do need good water conditions.


Diet
The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Compatibility
Community with no long finned fish (like guppies) as they will nip them.
Popular tankmates: Bristlenose pleco, Cardinal and Black Tetra.
To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.

Breeding
Moderate. To breed these fish, they should be given a small, dedicated breeding tank planted with thick bunches of fine-leaved plants on which they can lay eggs.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 2-5 years in perfect conditions.

 

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Please note we are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes: AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE. Please contact us if unsure about delivery. See Shipping Information tab for full terms.

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- Download Freshwater Fish Compatibility Chart

Please click the icon to view/download our fish compatibility chart. Please be aware that this is purely advisory, and may conflict with many hobbyists views and experiences, or differ with certain variations of species. We will discuss fish welfare before shipping your live fish, but if you are unsure about fish compatibility please contact us anytime.

Please follow this link to view our Acclimation Guide!

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Terms and Conditions - Live Fish

These terms and conditions are an abbreviation of our standard terms.
Full terms and conditions concerning livestock sales and general ordering through this site can be found via this link.

 

Livestock Delivery Terms

Combined orders for live fish totalling over £100 will qualify for FREE DELIVERY.
Standard delivery fee is £16.95 via APC Courier Fish Service (UK Mainland) Please note this is typically an AM delivery service.

APC are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas and postcodes: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE.

For information on how we package and ship fish click here.

Livestock orders are only deliverable on the following days to avoid the risk of delay or harm to fish: WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY.
No items will be despatched outside of these days or on / immediately prior to bank/public holidays.

Please be aware that you will need to be available to accept delivery between the hours of 8am and 12pm midday.

A responsible adult (over the age of 18) must be present to accept delivery.

Delivery day can be amended up to 48 hours prior to despatch.

 

Order Procedure

Once your order is placed we will call you to arrange a delivery date.
Please ensure you supply a valid contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Delivery confirmation will be sent subsequently via email.

 

Welfare Pledge

Ensuring welfare of fish in our care is vitally important to us. Under usual retail circumstances, tropical fish are imported from overseas and transported to a quarantine system. They are subsequently transported to a retail shop, and further transported to your home aquaria. A total of 4 points of transit.

By ordering via our website, your fish will only make 3 journeys. Importation > Quarantine > Your Aquaria. Please be assured that, by ordering online, journey time using our tried-and-tested delivery methods should have no detrimental effect on welfare. We will only send fish from a system that has completed at least 7 days quarantine and are deemed healthy and suitable for transit.

In the unlikely event of loss or a common disease being identified upon arrival, please refer to our claim guide via this link. Please keep fish bagged, take a clear photograph, and contact us immediately. Please do not integrate them into your system.

We guarantee the health of our livestock for up to 24 hours after delivery. We recommend that you follow basic quarantine steps where possible, and do not introduce new fish to existing stock unless completely satisfied with their well being. If you are ever unsure about the health of your new fish, please contact us. We are here to help and advise.

 

Disclaimer

All stock levels are correct at point of listing but may be subject to change without notice. By ordering livestock from our website your are agreeing to adhere to section 17 of our Terms and Conditions.

We do not accept liability for consequential losses under any circumstances.