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Ember Tetra
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Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Red
Water Conditions 72-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 5.5-7.0
Max. Size 1¼"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Characidae
Minimum Tank Size 10 gallons
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The Ember Tetra is a peaceful, schooling fish that originates from the Araguaia River basin. This beautiful reddish/orange fish is mildly translucent near its pelvic fin. The Ember Tetra’s eyes are the same color as the fish, outlined in black and is a great fish for the community aquarium.

Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood are recommended to give this fish a sense of security. Taller plants should be used to coincide with its mid-level swimming habits along with plenty of rock formed cave structures.

Ember Tetras will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or "breeding tank" will be necessary. Slightly acidic water is best for optimal breeding habits. After the eggs have been fertilized, removing the parents will be necessary to reduce the number of lost fry. Feed the fry baby brine shrimp or crushed flake food.

The Ember Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/4" to 1"

Customer Testimonials

Justin Wingard Topeka , IN
The first tetra that I have owned and I'm glad I finally got a hold of these little beatific schools. Would recommend if u haven't tried em already. Really active and fun to watch
Jocelyn B Crossville , TN
I ordered 30 ember tetras to go in my community tank. Every one came alive, active, healthy, and TAME. They don't get all spooky when I mess with my tank. They form a tight school in the tank while they actively cruise around eating tidbits. They started coloring up as soon as they were in the tank. They are not the bright orange you see in pictures. I believe this is because they are still young. They seem to get more orange every day. The stress from shipping caused a slight ich outbreak in the school. I raised my tank temperature and that took care of that! Didn't lose a single fish. Super happy, fat, and sassy little guys! No doubt will order many more ASAP. I bought them out so sorry for anyone wanting them. LOL I'm sure LiveAquaria will add more soon.
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