Ember tetras will school with other tetras, such as the neon tetra, but may become stressed by the presence of significantly larger fish.
Ember tetras are middle level swimmers in an aquarium, they don't feed from the bottom of the tank. It is recommended that they are kept with other bottom dwelling fish (such as pygmy corydoras) so that leftover food is then eaten up off the substrate and not left to waste.
Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.
Approx. size: 0.5-1cm
Maximum size: 3cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+
Ease of care
Easy. These warm water fish are great for hobbyist just starting to look after tropical fish.
The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat. Ember tetras can be fed a variety of foods, including flake, frozen, and freeze dried food. Small live foods like worms and brine shrimp are also recommended as they bring out the fish's colors.
Community with other small fish.
Popular tankmates: Dwarf Gourami, Discus, Cherry Barbs, Rasbora, Red Cherry Shrimp.
To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.
Easy. They will need dim lighting and hiding places around the aquarium.
They can live to anything from 2-4 years in perfect conditions.
Placing your Order
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|Zone 3 (7-21 days)||-||£249.99|
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