The Flame tetra

27. June 2014

take the current FIFA-football World Cup in Brazil as an opportunity to
remind on one of the first species of tetra that reached us from the
area around Rio de Janeiro: Hyphessobrycon flammeus, the Flame Tetra.
Since the first importation in the year 1924 the species is present in
aquaria all over the world, for the fish are easy to breed and very

H. flammeus is in danger of extinction, for the natural habitat of the
Flame Tetra is vanishing. The species has not been exported from Brazil
for decades, but every aquarist can help the Flame Tetra to survive:
just buy them! As long as the Flame Tetra is demanded in the trade it
will be bred by breeders and so the fish has a realistic chance to
survive at least in aquaria!

For our customers: the fish have code 290302 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer