The Ember Tetra, scientific name Hyphessobrycon amandae, is a relatively newly discovered small fish species indigenous to the Araguaia River Basin in Central Brazil. It is a freshwater fish belonging to the family Characidae.
Reputed German fish explorer Heiko Bleher discovered the fish in 1987 and named it for his mother, Amanda.
Ember Tetras are not only beautiful but also easy to maintain, making them an excellent choice for newbie aquarists. They display stunning bold orange colors with hints of red, which makes them stand out against the green of aquascaped aquariums.
They are not readily available in pet stores, but you can find them in select dealerships. They have a lifespan of ten years or more and can grow up to 1.25 inches. Ember Tetras thrive in soft and low-pH water content, but they can also live comfortably in hard water.
Ember Tetras are quite active inside the fish tank and need enough room and freedom to swim. However, remember to provide ample hiding places for these fish with driftwood, crevices, and caves, as they can often stress out in open aquariums.
Ember Tetras are community fish and do well with other similarly sized and peaceful community fish such as Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Guppies, Cardinal Tetras, and Glowlight Tetras. These fish can also live well with Pictus Catfish, Rainbowfish, Rosy Barbs, and Danios.
Avoid keeping them with aggressive and predatory fish such as the Angelfish, Kissing Gourami, Bala Shark, and Oscar.
Feeds and Feeding
Ideally, Ember Tetras flourish by feeding three times a day. They have a diverse diet, so a mix of flakes, live foods, freeze-dried foods, frozen foods, or granules would be best. Supplement their diet with brine shrimp (essential for bringing out their color) and small worms.
Are Ember Tetras fin nippers?
Ember tetras do not normally nip fins. However, there have been a few occasions of rogue ember tetras nipping other fish's fins. Ember Tetras mostly keep to themselves and tend to shy away from other actively inclined fish. If any fin nipping occurs, it could indicate that the school is too small.
Can Neon Tetras and Ember Tetras school together?
Yes, Ember Tetras and Neon Tetras can school together. However, Ember Tetras schools will remain as one large group, as they typically shy away from other fish species. As long as Ember Tetras and Neon Tetras are schooling each on their own, they should live peacefully in the same fish tank.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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