Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon flammeus
Common Name: Von Rio Tetra, Fire Tetra, Red Tetra
Adult Size: 1.6 inches
Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years
Habitat: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Ideal Tank Conditions:
- Temperature Range: 73.0 to 82.0° F
- pH Range: 6.5 to 7.0
- Hardness Range: 3 - 15
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore, will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. To keep a good balance, give them a high quality flake food every day. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms as a treat.
Breeding & Spawning: Egg layers; breeding is not particularly difficult, however, females are often disinterested in spawning.
Gender: The male has a blood-red anal fin while the female's is lighter and sometimes yellow. The black tip on the pectoral fin is seen only on the female.
Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart