Green Fire Tetra

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Another perfect Tetra for any South American habitat aquarium. Not a common find! In a planted tank, it can only be described as a living jewel! It’s special fascination is that the fish’s color changes and evolves with time. The body of the male is a metallic blue green, and the anal fin and lower rear of the body is red.

As the male matures the tips of his pelvic and anal fins turn a brilliant white. As he matures further, the edges of the lobes of his tail turn white. The base of the tail is red and spreads over the remainder of the tail as he ages. When the male displays for spawning or dominance, the base of his anal and dorsal fins turn a deep black green color. The female has a more heavy body, and she is more of a metallic greenish blue in color. She has a hi-light of blue along her lateral line. She also has the red that the male has, but her fins are clear. Keep these fish in schools of 1 dozen or more..