Flame Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling, timid
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, small live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Flame Tetra Hyphessobrycon flammeus
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Flame Tetra

Hyphessobrycon flammeus

The Flame Tetra is an attractive little shoaling fish which should do well in most community aquariums. These are small fish, and can be timid so keeping in groups is essential. Provide hiding spots and vegetation, and keep with peaceful tankmates. As with other small characins, these fish do not like continual bright light so shaded areas should be available. Many breeders will 'colour feed' these fish, which enhances their colours to a significantly more intense red, although this usually fades back to normal a few months after purchase. There are many species of Tetra which share a similar appearance to the Flame Tetra, sometimes causing confusion between species. Although a good community fish and peaceful in nature, Flame Tetras can be delicate and prone to whitespot so are best added to mature (established for 3-4 months) aquariums.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus, H. callistus rubrostigma, H. rubrostigma | Other names Red Tetra, Red Rio | Origin South America; Brazil; Coastal rivers | Breeding Egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions pH 5.6 - 8, very soft to hard water | Sexing Males are brighter with a more red anal fin, females larger bodied with lighter or red-yellow anal fin.

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