Green Fire Tetra
Aphyocharax rathbuni

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2

Minimum Tank Size

10

Color

Green, Red, Silver, White

Diet

Carnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly Acidic (6.5-7.5 pH), Soft Water Hardness (3-5 dKH)

Description


General: The Green Fire Tetra (Aphyocharax rathbuni) naturally occupy the heavily-vegetated tributaries of Paraguay. This small Tetra can add a splash of color to any soft water, peaceful community aquarium. The Green Fire Tetra will reach a length of up to two inches, and should only be added to cycled aquariums. The Green Fire Tetra is a schooling fish so groups of six, or more, should kept per twenty gallons.

Fecundity: The Green Fire Tetra (Aphyocharax rathbuni) female may produce up several hundred eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly Acidic (6.5-7.5 pH), Soft Water Hardness (3-5 dKH)

Aquarium Diet (Carnivore): Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Bloodworms, Insects, Tropical Flake

Dimorphism: The Green Fire Tetra (Aphyocharax rathbuni) male will develop whitened fins when ready to reproduce. The female will retain her transparent fin coloration. Also, the female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Green Fire Tetra (Aphyocharax rathbuni) are typically compatible with Danio, Rasbora, Hillstream Loach, Kuhli Loach, Guppy, Platy, Swordtail, Corydoras, and other small species of Tetra.


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