Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Amandae)
The Ember Tetra is a small, brightly colored freshwater fish known for its fiery orange hue and peaceful nature. This tiny, captivating fish hails from Brazil's Araguaia River basin and is an ideal choice for nano and community aquariums due to its calm temperament and easy-care requirements.
Ember Tetras are small, growing to only about 0.8 inches in length. Their bodies are a vibrant orange-red color, with a more intense hue near the head and tail regions. They have a streamlined, torpedo-like shape and large, round eyes.
Ember Tetras are peaceful and social fish that do best in schools of at least 6 or more. They are non-aggressive and can coexist with a variety of small, peaceful fish species. Their timid nature means they may be shy in the presence of larger, more boisterous tank mates.
Tank Habitat and Care:
A minimum aquarium size of 10 gallons is recommended for Ember Tetras, although they will thrive in larger, well-planted tanks with plenty of hiding spots. They prefer a dimly lit environment, and floating plants can help achieve this while also providing a sense of security. Water parameters should be maintained at a pH of 5.5-7.0, a hardness of 1-10 dGH, and a temperature of 68-82°F (20-28°C).
Ember Tetras are omnivorous and require a varied diet for optimal health. They should be fed high-quality flake food, small pellets, and a mix of frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
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