Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra
Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is an active and peaceful schooling fish, which requires a lot of swimming space, so a 150 cm tank or larger is necessary, with plants on the sides and background. A regular changing of the water and an strong filter is recommended. The fish is very sensitive for nitrate.
Synonyms: Alestes longipinnis, Brachyalestes longipinnis, Bryconalestes longipinnis longipinnis, Alestes chaperi, Bryconalestes longipinnis chaperi, Brycinus longipinnis bagbeensis.
The fish prefers live food but frozen food and dry flakes are also accepted.
Breeding Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra
Breeding Brycinus longipinnis – Longfin Tetra is not easy. The female should be brought in breeding condition by feeding many times a day with great variety. When the eggs (200-300) are spawned the parents must be removed. After 4-6 days the eggs hatch and another 4 days later the young fishes are swimming free. Then you should feed them with fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie