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Ember Tetra

Ember Tetra

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Hyphessobrycon amandae, also known as the Ember Tetra, is a popular and charming freshwater fish that is a great addition to any aquarium. These tiny fish originate from Brazil and are known for their vibrant reddish-orange coloration that resembles the glowing embers of a fire.

Ember Tetras prefer a temperature range between 72-82°F (22-28°C) and a pH range of 5.0-7.0. They are also adaptable to a variety of water hardness levels, with a recommended range of 2-10 dKH and 2-15 dGH. It is important to maintain good water quality and regular water changes to ensure the health and well-being of your Ember Tetras.

In terms of behavior, Ember Tetras are peaceful and social fish that thrive in groups of 6 or more. They are active swimmers and enjoy swimming through planted aquariums with plenty of hiding spots. Ember Tetras are omnivores and enjoy a varied diet of high-quality flake or pellet food, as well as frozen or live food such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.

Ember Tetras are found in the upper tributaries of the Rio Araguaia in Brazil. They inhabit slow-moving streams and shallow pools with dense vegetation, making them well-suited to planted aquariums. These fish are known for their hardiness and ease of care, making them a great choice for both beginners and experienced aquarists.

Interesting facts about Ember Tetras include their small size, with females typically growing to around 0.8 inches (2 cm) and males slightly smaller at 0.6 inches (1.5 cm). They are also known for their striking coloration, which intensifies during breeding season. During this time, males will display more vibrant red coloration and females will have a more rounded belly. Overall, Ember Tetras are a stunning and fascinating addition to any aquarium.

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