Ember Tetra
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Scientific Name(s): Hyphessobrycon amandae
Category: Tropical
Maximum Size: 2cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 45 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 18" x 12" x 12"
Water Temperature Range: 24-28°C
Water pH Range: 5.5-7.0
Water Hardness Range: 1-10 dGH

General Information: Tiny, colourful and very peaceful Tetra from the Rio Araguaia, Brazil. Keep in shoals of at least six, preferablly ten or more. Prefers low alkalinity - colour will fade at higher levels.
Tank Requirements: Tank size quoted above is easily big enough for a shoal of these. Their natural environment consists of a sandy substrate in blackwater conditions with roots, bogwood and leaf litter. They also do well in heavily planted tanks.
Diet Requirements: Ember Tetras are omnivores and will accept most foods offered but have tiny mouths so foods need to be small. Feed a varied diet of quality flake, micro pellets and live/frozen foods.
Compatibility: Small size and peaceful nature mean it will all too easily become food for other fish. Combines well with Apistogramma, Dwarf Cories, Pencil Fish, other small Tetras and Otos.
Recommendations: Keep in a large shoal in acidic water.
Common Problems: Most are wild caught therefore pH and hardness are very important for good health. Mixing with inappropriate tank mates usually results in the Embers being eaten.
Similar Species: Other smaller characins.
Sexing: Females are stockier than males.
Breeding: Similar to other Tetra species. Will eat its own eggs and fry.
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  • Just can't stay away

 fab fish

I have a dozen of these, I cannot believe how tiny they are. Make sure you have some sort of planted cover in your tank as they are shy when first introduced. Given time they shoal and will eat anything in site. Also like to add that given their size they are not nervous.

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