Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus

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Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Hyphessobrycon
Species: H. heterorhabdus
Binomial name
Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus
(Ulrey, 1894)

Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus, the Belgian flag tetra or flag tetra, is a species of characid fish from Brazil.[1]


This fish has an elongated and laterally compressed body,[2] and has red-colored eyes and a lateral stripe composed of black, red, and yellow lines[3] similar to the flag of Belgium.


  1. ^ Roberto E. Reis, Sven O. Kullander & Carl J. Ferraris (2003). "Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus (Ulrey, 1894)". Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. EDIPUCRS. p. 137. ISBN 978-85-7430-361-1. 
  2. ^ A. O. Janze, Aquarium Techniques: Fishes and plants, V. 2 (Universe books, 1964), 68.
  3. ^ Anthony Evans, Aquariums (Dover publications, 1952), 76