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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Flame Tetra

Flame Tetra

Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon flammeus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: South America

Family: Characidae




Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 28 ℃

pH: 6.5 - 7

GH: 7 - 9

Max size: 5 cm

Min Tank size: 50 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



The coloring of the Flame Tetra is generally silver in the front but becomes a fiery red on the back, especially at the base of the fins. When they are exposed to a lot of disturbances, they become very timid and their coloring will pale. They don't always show off real well in pet store aquariums where they are exposed to a lot of activity, and for this reason are not the most popular of tetras.



Since they are omnivorous the Flame Tetra will generally eat all kinds of live fresh and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food everyday. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms as a treat.



Relatively easy to breed. Productive, up to 250 eggs. Eggs will hatch in 24-50 hours. After the fish are done breeding, they should be removed immediately since afterwards they will start to eat the eggs. Fry should be fed a live culture of some kind as soon as they are free swimming. Eggs will not hatch if exposed to light.


Compatible with

Compatible with Other peaceful Tetras, Danios and Rasboras. Also Gouramis, Dwarf Cichlids and bottom dwellers like Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches



The Flame Tetra is a good peaceful fish recommended for all community aquariums. They are happiest in a school of 6 or more and do best if kept with other smaller fish in a peaceful environment. The male has a blood red anal fin while the females is lighter and sometimes yellow. The black tip on the pectoral fin is seen only on the female.