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Flame tetra - Hyphessobrycon flammeus
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon flammeus
Common name: Flame tetra
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5.8 - 7.8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 25°N (89.29 - 446.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Flakes, granules, tablets.
Males are more coloured in the anal fins. Females have concave anal fins.
Egg-layers. They require soft water and plants where eggs are laid on. The fry hatch in 2-3 days. Parents should be removed from the tank in case it’s not large enough. Feed newborns Artemia salina.
Some sources mention 10 years, but you shouldn’t trust them. 4-5 years is more accurate.