Longfin Serpae Tetra


The deep red color of the Serpae Tetra adds to its popularity. The body of the Serpae is flat and tall, and it reaches an adult size of about 1 3/4 inches. A black comma-shaped spot is present just behind the gills. The dorsal fin is predominantly black, edged with white, and all other fins are red; the anal fin is edged in black with a splash of white at the leading tip. These colors fade as the fish ages, particularly the spot behind the gills. Females are plumper and less brilliantly colored than their male counterparts. Long-finned variations have been produced.

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