HY511 Candy Cane Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sp. HY511)
The HY511 Candy Cane Tetra is one of several similar-looking species of Hyphessobrycon that display vivid reddish-pink coloration with distinctive white fins. Still undescribed but supposedly originating from the Amazon basin in Peru near Iquitos, this species is now commercially bred on a large scale and is deservedly popular in the hobby. A medium growing, peaceful, and loosely schooling fish, they make an excellent display fish for a medium community aquarium and look especially impressive in a planted or aquascaped tank. Like most medium growing tetras, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more and will do well with most tankmates although they may nip at very small fish or invertebrates.