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.
Feeding:Omnivorous, all food(small) is accepted.
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.
Additional: Seldom available, although recently some imports have occured.
Picture references: All pictures E. Naus
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