Hyphessobrycon amandae – Ember Tetra

The ember tetra (Hyphessobrycon amandae) is a freshwater fish of the characin family Characidae of order Characiformes. It is native to the Araguaia River basin of Brazil and was discovered around fifteen years ago and named in honor of the fish explorer Heiko Bleher’s mother (Amanda Bleher).

This species is of typical tetra shape but grows to a maximum overall length of approximately 2 cm (.75 in).; Most exhibit striking orange and reddish coloration with mild translucency near the pelvic fin. The eye frequently mirrors the color of the fish and is outlined in black.

Resource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ember_tetra

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hyphessobrycon-amandae/

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