Raccoon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon procyon)


The Raccoon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon procyon) is a rare fish in the hobby, native only to the Brazilian Rio Aripuanã, a tributary of the Rio Madeira. This small characin was relatively recently discovered and described in 2016. Reaching a maximum size of 2 inches, these fish are best kept in groups and are a great addition to many freshwater community tanks.


Raccoon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon procyon)

Origin: Aquacultured US
Diet: Micropredator and scavenger. Will accept most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons+
Compatibility: Peaceful towards any comparably sized tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm