This fish is characterized by its elongated shape, similar to that of the Tetra Fish and has stripes of blue color, for which, it is given the name of zebra. The females are silver in the background and the males are golden. The ventral part is pink and white. It has a single dorsal fin, its mouth is tilted upwards and its eyes are in the center. It has no teeth, no stomach and is fed by the gills.