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The Flame Tetra, also known as Hyphessobrycon flammeus, is a stunning and popular freshwater fish species that originates from South America. They are highly sought after by aquarists due to their vibrant red and orange coloration.


Flame Tetras are relatively small, with a maximum size of 1.5 inches, and require a minimum tank size of 10 gallons. They are active swimmers and appreciate plenty of hiding places, live plants, and open swimming areas. They are also peaceful and can be kept with other small, peaceful species.


These omnivores will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and small pieces of vegetables. It's important to provide a balanced diet to ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for optimal health.


The Flame Tetra's unique characteristic is their striking red and orange coloration, which shines brightly in well-lit aquariums. Their peaceful nature and small size make them a great addition to any community aquarium.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0-8.0
  • gH: 4-8
  • kH: 1-5
  • TDS: 100-300
  • Temperature: 72-79°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Flame / Van Rio Orange Tetra

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