Species group: Tetras
Other common names: Red Tetra; Tetra of Rio
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Flammeus
Flame Tetras are peaceful, shoaling, freshwater fish which are native to rivers near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Commercially sold Flame Tetras are captive bred, as their natural population is very threatened. Flame Tetras are best kept in schools of at least 6 to keep them from harassing tankmates.
They are considered semi-aggressive and will not do well with small and peaceful fishes.