Ember Tetra, Red Dwarf Tetra, Fire Tetra
Common name: Ember Tetra, Red Dwarf Tetra, Fire Tetra
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Amandae
Average Adult Fish Size: 0.8 inches / 2 cm
Place of Origin: South America, in the state of Mato Grosso.
Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 10 gallon / 45 litre
Temperature: 68 – 82 Deg F / 20 – 28 Deg C
Water chemistry: pH 5.0 – 7.0
Sexing: The female Ember Tetra is a rounder bodied fish whilst the males tend to be more colourful, especially when in adult breeding condition.
Breeding: The Ember tetra has no parental care, they simply scatter eggs and leave them to fend for themselves so provided the aquarium is well covered with plenty of plants then fry may survive without intervention however if you are actively trying to breed them then it would be recommended to introduce a mesh at the bottom of the aquarium for the eggs to fall through so the adult fish cannot get to them once they have been scattered.
Additional Information: This tetra is very peaceful but they are sometimes prone to fin nipping on some of their tank mates. Keeping them in a school of 6 or more may help alleviate this problem.