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Flame Tetra


Species: Hyphessobrycon flammeus
Common Name: Flame Tetra
Size: 1 in (4.5 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Streams and river around Rio de Janeiro
Min Tank Size: 15 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous: Wide range of foods accepted, preferably live.
Behavior: Peaceful and active. Should be kept in school of 6 or more.
Water: Temperature 71 -83°F (22 28°C) pH 5.8-7.8 dH range: 5 - 25
Care: Medium, Can be sensitive to water quality.
Communities: Good with other peaceful species.
Suitability: Good.

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