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Characins / Characinae / Flame Tetra

Griem's Tetra, Flame Fish
Hyphessobrycon griemi


SYN: None
PD: The body color ranges from brown to red, depending on the water conditions. The belly is silver. The back half of the body, the pelvic, and the anal fin are blood red. Three vertical spots are located just behind the gill cover. The dorsal, adipose, and pectoral fins are transparent.
SIZE: To 1.5" (4 cm)
SS: Flame Tetra ( H. flammeus)
HAB: South America; Brazil.
S: Middle
TANK: 20" (50 cm) or 10 gallons (38 L). The tank should be arranged in the same manner as H. flammeus.
WATER: pH 5.8-7.5 (6.8), 4-25 dH (8), 72-82°F (22-28°C)
SB: A peaceful, schooling fish that is recommended for community tanks. Keep in groups.
SC: Tetras, Corydoras, Apistogramma, Loricarids, Discus, Colisa.
FOOD: Flake; live; insect larvae, Brine Shrimp, Tubifex.
SEX: The anal fin of the male is blood red while the females is lighter. Males are slimmer.
B: A prolific fish that breeds easily. Spawning is similar to H. flammeus. Also see the Hyphessobrycon genus description.
BP: 4. Breeding comes easily.
R: Most fish available to the hobby are captive-bred in Southeast Asia.
DC: 2. A hardy fish that is recommended for a community tank.


By Rhett Butler   Mongabay.com