Ember Tetra ~ 1cm - 1.5cm

Price from £1.87

Quantity Price per Item
1+ Items£1.96
5+ Items£1.90
10+ Items£1.87
We currently have 443 available in stock.

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.

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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.





  • by Lulu

    Great little tetra. I could only fit 2 in my tank but they have already teamed up with my cardinals and rummy nosed tetras. Had never seen them before but they are plucky little fish and clearly make friends easily :D


  • by Neil M

    Ordered 10 and all arrived healthy and well packaged


  • by Cherylyn R

    My 8 embers arrived lively in their bags. Heat packs still warm. Started to colour up almost straight away after aclimating them and putting them in the tank. Great little fish!


  • by Simon L

    Bought 4 of these and they had lovely colour. Would definitely get from here again!


  • by Dominic W

    Amazing quality fish at a brilliant price well packed and brilliant customer service team


  • by David H

    Added ten more to my small tank all looking healthy and delivered as promised. These attractive small Tetras look and seem happier now they are in a larger shoal.


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