Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon


Orange, Red



Water Conditions

Acidic (5.4-7.2 pH), soft water (3 to 6 dGH), 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit


General: The Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) is a brightly colored South American fish species. The Ember Tetra may only reach a length of one inch. This small fish species are commonly used within aquaria to create dynamic within contrast, in color, to aquatic plants. The color displayed by male Ember Tetra is one of the brightest within the hobby.

Fecundity: The Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) may produce up to 100 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Acidic (5.4-7.2 pH), soft water (3 to 6 dGH)

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Balckworms, Spirulina, Omnivore Pellet

Dimorphism: The Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) male will develop a bright orange coloration, once mature. The female will retain her slightly duller coloration. The female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Ember Tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) are typically compatible with other small Tetra, Danio, Rasbora, Hatchetfish, Pencilfish, and Corydoras.

Ember Tetra Videos

Author: Aquatics Unlimited