The Ember Tetra is a peaceful, schooling fish that originates from the Araguaia River basin. This beautiful reddish/orange fish is mildly translucent near its pelvic fin. The Ember Tetra’s eyes are the same color as the fish, outlined in black, and are a great fish for the community aquarium.
Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood are recommended to give this fish a sense of security. Taller plants should be used to coincide with its mid-level swimming habits along with plenty of rock-formed cave structures.
Ember Tetras will breed occasionally in an aquarium setting and a hospital or “breeding tank” will be necessary. Slightly acidic water is best for optimal breeding habits. After the eggs have been fertilized, removing the parents will be necessary to reduce the number of lost fry. Feed the fry baby brine shrimp or crushed flake food.
The Ember Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and high-quality flake food.