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Hyphessobrycon amandae, Géry & Uj, 1987
Ember Tetra, Dwarf Red Tetra

Origin: Rio Araguaia basin, Brazil

Etymology: Named after Amanda(?)

Synonyms: Hemigrammus amandae, (Géry & Uj, 1987)

First European import: Unknown.

Description: See pictures

Care: Best kept in a species tank, or combined with similar sized fish. In a well planted tank a group of 6-8 fish will do fine. Some current, medium high temperatures, and slighly acidic water(peat filtration). The fish are a bit more difficult to keep, and shouldn't be kept by beginners.

Temperature:24-28°C

Feeding:Omnivorous, all food(small) is accepted.

Size:2.5 cm

pH: 6.0-7.0

Breeding: No detailed breeding reports available, probably similar to other characins.

Sexual dimorphism: See pictures. The males display a deep copper red color, females are less colorful.

Prices:Around 3€

Additional: Seldom available, although recently some imports have occured.

Picture references: All pictures E. Naus

References: Fishbase

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