• Source: Copyright Peter and Martin Hoffmann

  • Source: Copyright www.jjphoto.dk

  • Source: Copyright Aqualog

Hyphessobrycon amandae (Ember Tetra)

A tiny, amber-coloured tetra ideally suited to small tanks alongside other miniature species. The colouration is strongest on the top half of the body, deepening almost to a copper-colour. There are red flashes on the tail fins. Females are less strongly coloured than males. Lively, and despite their small size, relatively hardy and easy to keep.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:
Fish Sex: Cant be sexed, Size: 1.5-2cm, Price: £2.45 View shop
Scroll down to view other shops which have this fish to buy in-store

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful, schooling fish that prefers midwater levels of the aquarium. It is a shy species that will only do well in a tank with plenty of cover (e.g., live or plastic plants) and peaceful tankmates of similar size and temperament.

This fish breeds in a similar way to other small tetras. Soft, acid water is essential. Eggs are scattered on the bottom of the tank and are prone to bacterial and fungal decay. After a few days the fry are free swimming and will accept small live foods such as brine shrimp nauplii.

Family Group: Characins
Distribution Brazil
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 2 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water preferred, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.0

Shop stock

The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.

Lee Valley Aquatics Essex EN9 2PA View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland Peterborough PE6 0JB View shop
Pond Life Aquatics London NW7 1AS View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln Lincoln LN6 9BY View shop
World of Water - Romsey Hampshire SO51 0HB View shop
Aquahome Aquatic Centre Lancashire PR25 5XW View shop
Abacus Aquatics Kent DA15 8DJ View shop
The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop
Wholesale Tropicals London E2 0AA View shop

Other fish added to TFF recently:

Other fish added to TFF/TF2YD recently can be viewed below.

  Scientific Name Common Name  
Moenkhausia copei Tetra Copei View fish
Datnioides pulcher Siamese Tigerfish View fish
Schistura denisonii Denison's Loach View fish
Melanotaenia sp. Sungguer Sungguer Rainbowfish View fish
Argonectes longiceps False Hemiodus View fish