Flame Tetra Care Sheet

Flame TetraAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 1 ¼ inches or 3 cm
OriginSouth America
Natural habitatSlower flowing streams and rivers
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature71.5 – 82.5 ºF or 22 - 28 ºC
Water pH5.5 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness5 - 20 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther peaceful Tetras, Danios and Rasboras. Also Gouramis, Dwarf Cichlids and bottom dwellers like Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches
SexesMales are more colorful with longer fins
FoodOmnivorous – feed a staple diet of flake food. For best coloration supplement their diet with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature79 – 82.5 °F or 26- 28 °C
Other namesVon Rio Tetra, Von Rio Flame Tetra and Red Tetra
Scientific nameHyphessobrycon flammeus
Other Scientific namesNone
LifespanUp to 5 years

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