Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

HY511 Candy Cane Tetra

Facts and Information

candy cane tetra

Like most other characins, it is an egg scatterer that spawns in midwater.  The parents do not guard the eggs or fry and will often eat them, given the opportunity.  The genus name "Hyphessobrycon" comes from the Greek words "hyphesson" (a little smaller) and "bryko" (to bite).  That is quite an appropriate name for these nippy little fish as they do love to bite and harass other fish.

PH Levels - 6.5 to 7.8

Hardness Levels - 80 to 320 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Extra Small

Aggression Level - Level 1

Possible Tankmates - Black Phantom Tetra, Kuhli Loach

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus