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Flame Tetra

SKU: FLAME-TETRA

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Flame Tetra

From: £3.59

Flame Tetra



  • Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon Flammeus

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Flame Tetra

First imported into Europe in the 1920's, the Flame tetra or Von Rio tetra is one of the most beautiful of all aquarium fish, especially when it is in its full breeding colors. One of the best sellers of all characins. One reason for its overwhelming popularity is the ability to survive in a wide temperature range. The Flame Tetra gets its name from the colouration, they are very bright and lively. Flame Tetras live best in a planted aquarium with hiding places.

They are distributed around South America in coastal rivers in eastern Brazil and around Rio de Janeiro in the Guanabara bay region, Paraiba do Sul, and Guandu River basins as well as Sao Paulo in the upper Tiete River basin.

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.

Features
Approx. size: 2-3cm
Maximum size: 5cm

Family: Characidae
Origin: South America - Brazil
Ideal number kept together: 5+

If you need to calculate the maximum stocking capacity of your pond or aquarium click here.

Water conditions
pH: 5.5–7.5
Hardness: 18-215 ppm
Temperature: 22–27 °C

Ease of care
Easy. These warm water fish are great for hobbyist just starting to look after tropical freshwater fishes.


Diet
Omnivore. The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.

Compatibility
Community with no long-finned fish. Other potential tankmates for flame tetras are most livebearers, danios, rasboras, other tetras, and peaceful bottom dwellers.
To view the Compatibility Advisory Chart please select the Additional Tab above.

Breeding / Sex
Another reason for this fish's popularity was its ease of breeding. It breeds in small tanks, has no particular needs, and spawn up to 500 eggs. The fry are quite hardy. Males are more colourful and females are usually slimmer.

Life Span
They can live to anything from 3-5 years in perfect conditions.

 

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Please note we are unable to deliver live fish overseas or to unservicable postcodes that may effect welfare in transit. This includes but not limited to the following areas: Dublin and Eire, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Scottish Isles and Highlands, certain Scottish Borders areas. Postcodes: AB30-38, BT, DD8+, DG, FK17+, GY, HS, IV, JE, KA27-28, KE, PA20+, PH16, PH30+, PO30, TD, ZE. Please contact us if unsure about delivery. See Shipping Information tab for full terms.

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- Download Freshwater Fish Compatibility Chart

Please click the icon to view/download our fish compatibility chart. Please be aware that this is purely advisory, and may conflict with many hobbyists views and experiences, or differ with certain variations of species. We will discuss fish welfare before shipping your live fish, but if you are unsure about fish compatibility please contact us anytime.

Please follow this link to view our Acclimation Guide!

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These terms and conditions are an abbreviation of our standard terms.
Full terms and conditions concerning livestock sales and general ordering through this site can be found via this link.

 

Livestock Delivery Terms

Combined orders for live fish totalling over £100 will qualify for FREE DELIVERY.
Standard delivery fee is £16.95 via APC Courier Fish Service (UK Mainland) Please note this is typically an AM delivery service.

Extended areas are subject to an additional fee of £15.
Extended areas include but are not limited to the following postcodes listed via this delivery terms link.

Livestock orders are only deliverable on the following days to avoid the risk of delay or harm to fish: WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY.
No items will be despatched outside of these days or on / immediately prior to bank/public holidays.

Please be aware that you will need to be available to accept delivery between the hours of 7am and 12pm midday.

A responsible adult (over the age of 18) must be present to accept delivery.

Delivery day can be amended up to 48 hours prior to despatch.

 

Order Procedure

Once your order is placed we will call you to arrange a delivery date and complete a welfare check.
Please ensure you supply a valid contact number and email address upon checkout to avoid delay.
Delivery confirmation will be sent subsequently via email.

 

Welfare Pledge

Ensuring welfare of fish in our care is vitally important to us. Under usual retail circumstances, tropical fish are imported from overseas and transported to a quarantine system. They are subsequently transported to a retail shop, and further transported to your home aquaria. A total of 4 points of transit.

By ordering via our website, your fish will only make 3 journeys. Importation > Quarantine > Your Aquaria. Please be assured that, by ordering online, journey time using our tried-and-tested delivery methods should have no detrimental effect on welfare. We will only send fish from a system that has completed at least 7 days quarantine and are deemed healthy and suitable for transit.

In the unlikely event of loss or a common disease being identified upon arrival, please refer to our full terms and conditions via this link. Please keep fish bagged, take a clear photograph, and contact us immediately. Please do not integrate them into your system.

We guarantee the health of our livestock for up to 24 hours after delivery. We recommend that you follow basic quarantine steps where possible, and do not introduce new fish to existing stock unless completely satisfied with their well being. If you are ever unsure about the health of your new fish, please contact us. We are here to help and advise.

 

Disclaimer

All stock levels are correct at point of listing but may be subject to change without notice. By ordering livestock from our website your are agreeing to adhere to section 17 of our Terms and Conditions.

We do not accept liability for consequential losses under any circumstances.