Zig Zag Tetra (Hyphessobrycon hexastichos)


The Zig Zag Tetra (Hyphessobrycon hexastichos), also known as the Six-stripe Tetra, is a rare and unusual fish in the freshwater trade. These unique, sought-after fish are recognized by their dorsal striping, often composed of blues, reds, greens, and silvers. Like other tetras, the Zig Zag Tetra is hardy and social, doing best in groups of 3 or more.


Zig Zag Tetra (Hyphessobrycon hexastichos)

Origin: Aquacultured US
Diet: Micropredator and scavenger. Will accept most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2.75″
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