Green Fire Tetra

Latin name: (Aphyocharax rathbuni)

Care Level





Green, Orange, Yellow



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

10 gallons



In a 10-gallon aquarium, it is essential to include plants, rocks, and driftwood to provide your fish with hiding places and security. It is also important to keep a steady slightly acidic pH and a constant temperature for the fish to thrive. Taller plants are ideal for this species as they are mid-level swimmers. Moreover, adding a filter to the tank is beneficial to maintain a healthy environment for your fish. Furthermore, regular water changes and cleaning the tank should be carried out to ensure a healthy habitat.

In the aquarium, the presence of white tips on the dorsal, pelvic, and pectoral fins is a reliable indicator of male Green Fire Tetras. Additionally, the female typically lays a small number of eggs which will hatch within 24 hours of fertilization. As these fish are prolific breeders, it is important to ensure that the fry are protected by using a separate breeding tank, and removing the adults post-spawning to prevent them from consuming their offspring. Furthermore, it is beneficial to maintain a good water quality as this can improve the hatching rate of eggs and increase the survival rate of fry.

The Green Fire Tetra is a great choice for a community fish tank because it is tolerant of a wide range of small foods.

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