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.
HAB: South America; Brazil.
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
Also see the
Hyphessobrycon genus description.
Breeding comes easily.
R: Most fish available to the hobby are captive-bred in Southeast Asia.
A hardy fish that is recommended for a community tank.
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