We want 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 productive.
Sadly 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!
Rather recently a golden sport of this tetra has appeared in the marked, called „Golden Flame Tetra“. In this fish the black markings are lacking. The golden sport is also a very attractive fish!
For our customers: the fish have code 290323 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer