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Rosy Tetra

Imported 

Name: Rosy Tetra

Scientific Name:Hyphessobrycon rosaceus

Native Location: Guyana, Suriname and Brazil

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Length: 4.0 cm

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Carnivore

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 75-82°F (24-28°C)

Preferred pH Range: 5.5-7.5

Minimum Aquarium Size: (60cm x 37.5cm x 30cm) – 70 litres in size.

Potential Tankmates: Pencil fish, Corydoras or Apistogramma

Care Level: Easy

 

The Rosy Tetra is a vibrant addition to any aquarium. Originating from Guyana, Suriname, and Brazil, this species thrives in forested areas, inhabiting sluggish tributaries off the main river channels. Their natural habitats are often stained brown with tannins from decaying organic material, resulting in very acidic conditions.

Despite their size, the Rosy Tetra boasts a robust personality and a striking appearance. Its colours become more vibrant when kept in acidic water conditions, making it a living jewel in your aquarium.

This peaceful species thrives best in a group of at least six, preferably ten or more, as they are shoaling by nature. They get along well with other South American species like other Hyphessobrycon or Hemigrammus species, pencil fish, and dwarf cichlids. Due to their size, they're also safe to be kept with larger cichlids such as angelfish or discus.

Feeding on small invertebrates in nature, the Rosy Tetra is OK with its diet in an aquarium setting. A mixture of dried flakes, granules, and small live and frozen foods will keep them healthy and active.

Males of this species develop extended dorsal and anal fins as they mature, and they tend to be larger, slimmer, and a bit more colourful than females. The Rosy Tetra can be bred similarly to other egg-scattering species and as such a spawning mop in a separate tank is advised if you want to raise a significant number of fry.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Kathleen
Lovely fish

Beautiful healthy fish-nice colour. They have seamlessly fitted in our community tank.