The Flame Tetra is an attractive little shoaling fish which will do well in most community aquariums. They can be timid if kept in small numbers and we advise a school of 6 or more is kept. They like a shady environment with subdued lighting if possible.
Species – Flame Tetra - Hyphessobrycon Flammeus
Current Size – 2.5cm – 3cm
Adult Length – 3.5cm
Temperature Range – 20 – 26 °C
pH Range – 5.5 – 7.5
Water Hardness – 18 – 215 ppm
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - Very peaceful, making it an ideal resident of the well-researched community aquarium.
It is perhaps best-maintained alongside similarly-sized characids, gasteropelecids, lebiasinids, smaller callichthyid or loricariid catfishes and non-predatory, small-to-medium-sized cichlids.
Ideal Number to Keep - Try to buy a group of at least 8-10 specimens since this species forms temporary dominance hierarchies within which males compete for female attention, and therefore displays more interesting behaviour and better colouration when maintained in numbers.
Feeding – In aquaria a diet of dried foods but like most fishes does best when offered a varied menu which in this case should also contain live and frozen chironomid larvae (bloodworm), mosquito larvae, Daphnia, Moina, etc.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juvenilles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. However if this is not possible, we will always contact you to discuss.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you. This is dependent on current stock at the time of your order.