Overview

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Biology

Occurs in ponds (Ref. 11229). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plants. Oviparous (Ref. 205). In captivity, spawning occurs among plants and eggs hatch usually in 20 to 24 hours. One of the hardiest tropical fishes for the home aquarium (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: eats plants; in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
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Distribution

South America: Paraná and Uruguay River basins.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Paraná and Uruguay River basins: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in ponds. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plants.
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Fin-rot Disease (late stage). Bacterial diseases
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Fin Rot (early stage). Bacterial diseases
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACCCTCTATTTAGTATTTGGTGCCTGAGCTGGGATGGTTGGGACTGCTTTA---AGCCTGTTAATTCGGGCAGAGCTCGGCCAACCGGGATCCCTTCTAGGTGAT---GACCAGGTATATAATGTTCTGGTAACTGCACATGCTTTCGTTATAATTTTCTTTATAGTTATACCCGTTATAATTGGAGGCTTTGGGAATTGACTAATCCCACTTATA---ATTGGCGCCCCAGACATAGCCTTCCCTCGAATAAATAACATAAGTTTTTGACTTCTCCCACCATCCTTTCTTCTCCTTCTAGCATCCTCTGGGGTCGAGGCTGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACTGTATACCCCCCTCTTGCTGGCAATCTTGCACATGCAGGAGCTTCCGTTGACCTG---ACCATTTTCTCACTTCACTTAGCTGGTGTCTCCTCAATTTTAGGAGCAATCAATTTTATTACAACTATTATTAATATAAAACCCCCAGCTATTTCGCAATACCAAACACCCTTATTTGTCTGAGCTGTCTTAGTAACAGCTGTCCTCCTTCTTCTTTCACTCCCTGTCTTAGCAGCT---GGAATCACAATACTTCTTACAGATCGTAACCTTAATACTTCATTTTTTGACCCGGCGGGAGGTGGAGATCCTATCCTTTATCAACACCTC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hemigrammus caudovittatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: highly commercial
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Wikipedia

Buenos Aires tetra

The Buenos Aires tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) is a tropical fish from South America. It swims in shoals.

Description[edit]

An aquarium subject for over 60 years, the Buenos Aires tetra is a metallic-coloured fish, with red-tipped fins and a black marking on the dorsal fin. It is also a large tetra, growing to 7 cm.

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