Hyphessobrycon flammeus
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Hyphessobrycon flammeus

Common Names: Flame Tetra
Red Tetra
Von Rio Tetra
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; South Eastern Brazil, South America.
Main Ecosystem: Delta; Delta
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks. A bit timid and will lose coloration after many disturbances. For this reason, these fish are not very popular in active stores. Once they are added into a tank and they have settled in, their coloration will appear much better.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes. Easy to keep. Use softer light tones to show the colours of the fish better.
5.8 - 7.8
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
5 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 3cm (1.2")
Female: 3cm (1.2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male's anal fin is a darker red than the female's.
Breeding: Hard to breed. Varied live food is an important stimulant for breeding.
Comments: As with all Tetras, the Flame Tetra is best kept as a school.
Main Colours: Red, Silver
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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