Species group: Tetras
Other common names: Peruvian Darter Tetra; Peru Darter Tetra; Walking Tetra; Crystal Rainbow Tetra; Orange-tailed Glass Tetra
Scientific name: Trochilocharax ornatus
The Hummingbird Tetra is native to slow moving, densely vegetated streams in waterways of the Amazon River basin in northwestern Peru.
Like all other Tetras, the Hummingbird Tetra is a schooling fish that enjoys swimming with 8-10 of its kind. If kept alone or in very small numbers, they will either become stressed trying to live in seclusion, or harass and nip slow-moving long-finned tankmates.