Ember Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling species
Typical size 2cm
Max size 2cm
Tank Area Lower-middle
Min Tank Size 30cm
Min Number 6
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, small frozen or live foods, sinking foods
pH Range 6.5-8
Hardness vs,s,m
Ember Tetra Hyphessobrycon amandae
  • Ember Tetra Hyphessobrycon amandae - thumbnail
  • Ember Tetra Hyphessobrycon amandae - thumbnail
  • Ember Tetra Hyphessobrycon amandae - thumbnail

Ember Tetra

Hyphessobrycon amandae

The Ember Tetra is one of the smallest fish available in the hobby, rarely reaching above 2-2.5cm, and has only been seen on sale in the trade fairly recently. The fish are a colourful species and will brighten up any tank, contrasting well against plants and decor. Mature fish become a bright colour varying from copper to orange-red, hence their common name of 'Ember', or in some cases 'Fire Tetra'. Like other small tetras, these are shoaling fish so must be kept in a group. In particular because they are so small, they need to be in groups to re-inforce confidence in one another. Despite their size, they are a relatively robust fish, and will settle well into a suitable aquarium. Ideally, they should be provided with planted areas and to get the best colour the water should not be to hard or alkaline. Tankmates, fairly obviously, should be small to avoid predation, and Ember Tetras will mix well with other peaceful species. The fish will take flake food, although some specimens may be reluctant to feed from the surface, so small sinking foods may be required. A varied diet and some small frozen foods such as daphnia and cyclops will help to maintain top colour and health

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Hemigrammus amandae | Other names Fire Tetra | Origin South America | Breeding Unknown | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-7.5, soft to medium | Natural Habitat Vegetated river banks and streams | Sexing Males are more brightly coloured, females are larger

Have a Ember Tetra Problem or General Question?

If you have a question about keeping Ember Tetra's then please use our Ember Tetra help forum. Join 100's of other fish enthusiasts with 1000's of years experience between them.


question mark     


Think Fish Community Creator - Ember Tetra

If you'd like to talk about the "Ember Tetra" with our users, then we have a buzzing community of fish enthusiasts where you can talk about tank issues, fish behaviour, tank stocking and any other issues related to the Ember Tetra fish or other types you may have!

To save your details in the Fish Community Creator you must be logged in CLICK HERE to log-in or join


Like this tool? Help keep us online by becoming a think fish supporter and helping with our hosting and development costs!

Tank Details
question mark  Rename your tank:
question mark  Length: (cm)
question mark  Volume: (Litres)
question mark  Filter type:

* This fishtank will only last for this session - to save your tank please Join/Log in

Stocking
question mark  Max Stocking level: 0cm
0-1 months 20%: 0cm
1-3 months 40%: 0cm
3-6 months 60%: 0cm
question mark  Current stock level: 0cm
Stock percentage: 0%
question mark  Suggested maximum
fish size for your tank:
0cm
My Fishtank Quantity Stock cm
There are no fish in your fishtank. To add fish, view a fish profile and click the 'Add to My Fishtank' button
This tool is a guide only. All fish have individual natures and compatibility can never be guaranteed. If you spot anything you think needs improving, contact us at info@thinkfishmedia.com


Click to read the Latest Think Fish Discussions from Thinkfish users.

Tropical Fish Keeping Help and Advice
Fish of the month
Advertisements