Type locality is ‘Rio das Mortes, some 100 km before its confluence with the Braço Maior of the Rio Araguaia (the western border of the Isla do Bananal). State of Mato Grosso.’
The das Mortes is a principal tributary of the Araguaia, itself the major affluent of the rio Tocantins within the lower Amazon basin in central and western Brazil, although the full range of H. amandae within the Araguaia system is unclear.
Little information appears to exist but presumably inhabits minor tributaries, backwaters and oxbow lakes rather than main river channels.
In the Araguaia drainage such habitats typically contain soft, weakly acidic water with the substrate covered by a layer of fallen leaves and branches.
Max Size: 15-20mm
Temperature: 20 – 28 °C
pH: 5.0 – 7.0
Hardness: 18 – 179 ppm
Source from: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hyphessobrycon-amandae/
How many ember tetras in a 10 gallon tank?
In a 10 gallon tank you can have around 12 – 18 ember tetras.
How many ember tetras in a 5 gallon tank?
In a 10 gallon tank you can have around 6 ember tetras.
How to breed ember tetras?
Ember Tetras are egg scatterers. Most people don’t really bother with breeding Ember Tetras as they are a low value fish. In Australia, if you were going to breed anything, consider breeding fighting fish or shrimps.
What do ember tetras eat?
We recommend you provide Ember Tetras with plenty of varied foods like Hikari Micro Pellets or Prestige Bettas Golden Pearl Fry Foods.