Aquarium Fish

Ember Tetra

The Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) is a light orange with a semi-transparent body. They are on the small side only getting to be about .75 to 1 inch in size as adults. They are found in the Araguaia River basin in South America.

Keep the Ember Tetra in groups of 5 or preferably more to help promote the schooling behaviour and help make them feel more secure. They look really good and will do great in a heavily planted tank.

A good quality small pellet food can form the bulk of their diet. Hikari and New Life Spectrum pellets (1 mm) work well and will be accepted with gusto.

Ember Tetra


Tetra Care

Scientific Name : Hyphessobrycon amandae

Common Names : Ember Tetra

Care Level : Easy

Size : up to 1 inch (2 cm)

Water Parameters : pH 5 - 7 | Temperature : 75°F - 82°F (24°C - 28°C)

Lifespan : 2 - 4 years

Origin / Habitat : South America, Araguaia River basin

Temperament / Behavior : The Ember Tetra should be kept in groups of 5 or more to help promote schooling.

Breeding : Substratum egg scatters.

Aquarium Size : 10 to 20 gallon minimum recommended (schooling fish)

Tank Mates : Don't keep with fish species large enough to eat them.

Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease

Diet / Foods : They will accept a good flake food or micro type pellet food.

Tank Region : Middle of the tank usually

Gender : Not sure how to tell males from females.

Photo Credit: Mbdtsmo (wikimedia)

Site References :

From: Joe
These are great little fish i currently have some in my community tank. They like to stay near the bottom, but will come up to the top for food.

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