Flame Tetra (Hyphessobrycon flammeus)


18 in stock


Offering Hyphessobrycon flammeus (Flame Tetra).

Found in rivers running through Brazil, the flame tetra is so named for its fiery orange colouration growing to around an inch in size. It prefers shallow, slow moving water with vegetation, wood and rock on a sand, gravel substrate, with dim lighting. To further increase natural behaviours, aim to house them in a group of 10 or more with plenty of leaf litter. It is very peaceful in nature and makes for a good choice in community aquariums, avoid housing them with boisterous or aggressive fish such as cichlids. They will accept a wide variety of foods including flake, pellet, dried, live or frozen, to maintain their colours and health. This species of tetra can be more sensitive to water quality, and require regular water changes.

The image used above is for illustration purposes only. Please click here to see the fish profile explaining the keeping and breeding conditions for this species. We offer free shipping. Please carefully check our Delivery Conditions before you place an order.