The Ember tetra is one of the smallest tetras. They are a hardy little fish with lovely colouration that contrasts beautifully with the plants in a community aquarium. They are also a perfect company for many shrimps etc. in smaller aquaria.
It is a school fish, like most Tetra, and should be kept in a group of 6 or more. If in a group, it can be bold and active, whilst remaining peaceful with its tank mates.
Species – Ember Tetra - Hyphessobrycon amandae
Current Size – 1cm - 1.5cm
Adult Length – 2.5cm
Temperature Range – 24 - 27 °C
pH Range – 6.0 – 7.5
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - Very peaceful and will not compete well with very boisterous or much larger tankmates.
In a community it’s best kept with similarly-sized, peaceful characids, smaller callichthyid or loricariid catfishes and sedate surface-dwellers such as hatchetfishes.
It also makes an ideal dither fish for Apistogramma spp. and other dwarf cichlids since it tends to inhabit the middle-to-upper regions of the tank, and does not normally hunt fry.
In a more general community set-up it can be combined with smaller rasboras, barbs, anabantoids, etc.
It’s gregarious and naturally forms schools meaning a minimum of 8-10 specimens is the recommended purchase since the fish will be less shy and display more interesting behaviour.
Feeding – In the aquarium it will accept dried foods of a suitable size but should also be offered daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as Artemia nauplii, Moina, grindal worm, 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.