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Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae)

Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae)

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Ember Tetra Care Guide with Aquarium Size Requirement:

1. Species Overview:

  • The Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) is a small and vibrant freshwater fish native to South America. Known for its striking orange-red coloration, it adds a lively touch to aquariums.

2. Aquarium Size:

  • Provide a tank with a minimum size of 10 gallons for a small group of Ember Tetras. A larger tank, around 20 gallons or more, is recommended for a community setup with multiple fish species.

3. Water Parameters:

  • Maintain a stable water temperature between 73°F to 84°F (23°C to 29°C).
  • Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, ideally between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Keep the water hardness in the soft to moderate range, around 2 to 10 dGH.

4. Size of the Fish:

  • Ember Tetras typically grow to a size of about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters).

5. Tank Decor:

  • Create a well-planted aquarium with floating plants and subdued lighting to mimic their natural habitat. Use dark substrate to enhance the colors of the Ember Tetras.
  • Provide hiding spots with the help of plants, rocks, and driftwood.

6. Diet:

  • Ember Tetras are omnivores. Feed them a balanced diet of high-quality flake food, micro pellets, and small live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and daphnia.
  • Supplement their diet with occasional offerings of crushed flake food for fry.

7. Behavior:

  • Ember Tetras are peaceful and schooling fish. Keep them in groups of at least six individuals to ensure their well-being and reduce stress.
  • They are active swimmers and enjoy exploring the middle and lower levels of the aquarium.

8. Tank Mates:

  • Choose tank mates that are peaceful and of a similar size. Suitable companions include small tetras, rasboras, and peaceful dwarf shrimp.
  • Avoid keeping Ember Tetras with larger or aggressive fish that may intimidate them.

9. Tank Maintenance:

  • Regular water changes of 20-30% every week are essential to maintain water quality.
  • Use a gentle filtration system suitable for a smaller tank.

10. Breeding:

  • Ember Tetras may spawn in a well-planted tank with soft, acidic water. Provide fine-leaved plants for them to deposit their eggs.
  • Consider a separate breeding tank to increase fry survival, as adult Ember Tetras may consume their own eggs.

By following these care guidelines and providing an appropriately sized and well-maintained aquarium, Ember Tetras can thrive, displaying their vibrant colors and contributing to the lively atmosphere of a community tank.

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