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Savanna tetra - Hyphessobrycon stegemanni

Savanna tetra - Hyphessobrycon stegemanni

Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon stegemanni

Common name: Savanna tetra

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 11°N (71.43 - 196.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Food and feeding

The Savanna Tetra will accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake to provide the staple diet and vary this by feeding treats of small live foods like brine shrimp and micro worms. Only feed small amounts at any one time.


South America; Savanna tetras are found in the Amazonian River Basins.


Males will have a slender body shape; the females will have a more rounded belly.


Use a small tank for breeding purposes and subdue the lighting. Add some spawning mops or use fine leaved plants. The female will release up to 300 eggs and at this stage, once the eggs are fertilised, the parents should be removed. Once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on newly hatched brine shrimp or Infusoria initially, after a couple of weeks, they should be large enough to accept crushed flake.


The expected life span for Hyphessobrycon stegemanni is 5 years.

Short description

Always keep Hyphessobrycon stegemanni in small groups of at least six specimens. Add hiding places to the tank but allow for open swimming spaces as well.


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