Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Rarely recorded in the aquarium trade (Ref. 13676).
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Distribution

South America: Essequibo River basin.
  • 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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Essequibo River basin, Guyana.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 30 mm TL
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Max. size

3.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13676))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon minor

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Minor tetra

The minor tetra (Hyphessobrycon minor) is a small fish from the Essequibo River in Guyana in South America, closely resembling its relative, the serpae tetra, from the Amazon and Paraguay. In the wild, these two very similar species are separated geographically, so they would not interbreed.

Water conditions[edit]

The minor tetra is suited to a pH between 6.5 and 7.6, slightly alkaline than most South American tetras. A temperature between 23 and 27°C (73 and 81°F) is suitable for maintenance. Moderate water hardness is not a problem.

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