Inhabits clear to slightly turbid standing water at low elevations and along the edges of swamps (Ref. 11225). Occurs frequently in brackish waters (Ref. 11225). Maximum length of aquarium specimen 4.0 TL (Ref. 12468).
- Weitzman, S.H. and L. Palmer 1997 A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei: Characidae) from Neblina region of Venezuela and Brazil, with comments on the putative 'rosy tetra clade'. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3):209-242. (Ref. 13676) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=13676&speccode=10659
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