DetailsTetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 20L, with a pH of 5.07.0 and KH of 1.02.0. However, they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment. The Tetra can live 10 years or more with the proper conditions. They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them.
Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition. Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly.
Tetras are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment. Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
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Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Happy customer
I received my fish and 1 was dead in the bag but I didn't worry about it as they are not that dear and 1 dead fish from the 25 I ordered is a great effort. They coloured up well and they are happy with their new friends. Thanks
- Arrived healthy
All arrived in great condition and are active swimmers, but they are yet to show any signs of colour.
- nice fish
I used to own flame tetras when I was a kid....... you should keep them in schools of 5 or more and they love tearing super small pieces of lamp kidney to bits as it sinks....... they don't bully other fish but they form a pecking order when first put in a tank...... great fish..... thanks live fish