Serpae or Jewel Tetra Hyphessobrycon eques

Serpae or Jewel Tetra
Serpae or Jewel Tetra
Serpae or Jewel Tetra
The Serpae Tetra, also called Jewel Tetra, is native to slow-moving or still water in ponds, lakes and drainage of the Amazon Basin around the centre of the continent. It has a reddish silver or reddish gold body with a black dorsal fin and sometimes black-edged anal fin. There is usually a distinguishing black mark behind the gills. The fish grows to some 5 cm long.