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Flame Tetra

Original price $4.49 - Original price $39.99
Original price
$4.49 - $39.99
Current price $4.49
Style: 1 Fish

Flame Tetra (Hyphessobrycon flammeus)


The Flame Tetra, also commonly referred to as the Red Tetra, boasts a luminous reddish-orange hue that is reminiscent of a glowing ember. Originating from the warm waters of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this captivating fish adds a burst of color to any aquarium. Its gentle temperament and striking appearance make it a popular choice among freshwater aquarium enthusiasts.


  • Brilliant reddish-orange coloration
  • Ideal for community tanks
  • Peaceful nature
  • Active swimmer and loves to be in groups

How to Keep:

Flame Tetras thrive best in well-planted aquariums that offer plenty of hiding spaces. Since they are schooling fish, they should be kept in groups of at least five to ensure they feel secure and exhibit natural behavior. A soft and slightly acidic water environment is ideal for them. Their diet can be a mixture of flake food, brine shrimp, and daphnia.


  • Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon flammeus
  • Temperature: 22 - 28 °C
  • pH Level: 6.0 - 7.5
  • TDS: 50-200 ppm
  • GH: 5-12
  • KH: 4-8
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  • Size: 3.5 cm
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Behavior: Peaceful, Schooling
  • Breeding: Egg layer