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Ember Tetra

Ember Tetra

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Ember Tetra

Hyphessobrycon Amandae

The Ember Tetra is a great nano species of Tetra, maintaining a small size, whilst being a colourful yet peaceful species.

Locale: Occurs through the Araguaia Basin, through much of Brazil - occurs most often in shallow tributaries and streams, especially in shaded areas, whether by vegetation or river banks.

Fun fact: The species name for Ember Tetras, Amandae, actually comes from the name Amanda Bleher, the mother of the famous Heiko Bleher, who discovered the Ember Tetra, along with many, many other species of fish from all over the world.



Care difficulty - Beginner, hardy schooling fish.

Temperament - peaceful, schools tightly when in large group sizes (e.g. 20+), however 6+ is recommended as minimum school size.

Adult size - 3-4cm

Diet - Omnivorous; will eat both ends of the spectrum, from filament algae to small invertebrates and microcrustaceans, so in the Aquaria it is best to feed a staple diet of smaller pellets or flakes, and can have frozen or even live food dietary supplements, such as live or frozen brine shrimp, live black worms, frozen bloodworms, frozen mysis with spirulina, these should only be fed once or twice per fortnight.

Habitat - In the aquaria Tetras are very unfussy fish when it comes to environment, however recreating the natural environment of any fish is always beneficial, such an environment for the Ember Tetra would include a light soft sandy substrate, dark driftwood, with smooth rocks and medium coarse gravel for detail, floating plants and submerged vegetation are a great addition also.


Optimal Water Parameters:

Temperature: 24-29°c

pH: 5.5-7.0

GH: 3-9

KH: 1-3


Fish size, sex, exact colour and patterning may vary from photo.

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