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Green Fire Tetra

Imported

Green Fire Tetra (Aphyocharax Rathbuni)

Native Location: South America

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 5cm (2 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Carnivore

Breeding: Easy

Temperature Range: 22 – 26 (72 – 80)

Preferred pH Range: 6.6 – 7

Minimum Aquarium Size: 38L (10 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Neon Tetra, Cardinal Tetra

Care Level: Beginner

 The Green-Fire Tetra stands out because of the green hue on its body. Creating a nice contrast to vegetation, much unlike other Tetras.

These are not picky eaters and will try to eat anything that will fit in their mouth. As omnivores, they will feed on small insects, dead plant matter and small crustaceans. Flake foods may assist if your fish needs more nutritional value. Feed them the amount they can eat in 3 minutes. Any fish of a similar size and gentle temperament are good tankmates for this non-aggressive species. For a visual contrast with other Tetras, Neons and Cardinal are good picks. You will need to keep Green-fires in a school with at least six others, but always with Tetra, the bigger, the better.

Green-Fires are easy to keep and are not too sensitive to water quality, so long as there is consistency in water parameters and temperatures. Plants that grow to the medium levels of the tank make nice hiding spots for these mid-level dwellers. Use a dark substrate to mimic their wild environment. Also, try some hallow driftwoods.

Green-Fires have a Tetra trademark on their translucent, metallic green-hued bodies, with a red splash at the tail. There is no sure-fire way of telling the difference between males and females. But, females are usually rounder in the stomach and males colouring can appear brighter. Compared to other fish, breeding Green-fires at home can be easier than you think. Set up a breeding tank with a slightly higher water temperature to prompt their spawning season. Then they are likely to breed without any more intervention. Spawning will happen in the night-time so put your breeding tank in a darker place. Males will chase females until they lay their eggs on a flat surface. The male will then fertilise them. Remove parents after spawning is complete.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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shannon hughes

Fish are great thanks ..

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philip coleman

Fish arrived safe and sound

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Mike Allen
Green fire tetra

I bought 12 and they have just got greener and greener. They give my tank a lively lift