Keeping any kind of fish, including the Ember Tetra, in your house offers a unique feeling and sense of happiness to the keeper. Aside from the fact that raising aquarium fish is not that hard as compared to other animals, getting them is very easy in so many areas in the country.
But before jumping into buying the fish that you like and all the needed supplies, one should know everything about raising fish including their behavior, preferred living condition, and diet, among others. Knowing these important facts about the kind of fish that you are about to buy or get.
Just like the typical aquarium fish, the Ember Tetra is a generally a peaceful type of fish and can interact very well with other aquarium fishes. If you intend to house this fish in one tank as other fishes, you might also want to consider the temperament of other fishes that they will be living with. They must be on the same pole.
Preferred living environment
Since this fish originated in the Araguaia drainage, which water is a bit acidic and with soft parts, owners should consider this when keeping this kind of fish. Although it?s virtually impossible to imitate the exact level of acidity or the temperature of their natural environment, making it as near as possible can be very beneficial.
It may appear very unlikely but this fish is a micro predator. Among its most favorite meals are zooplanktons and even algae. In a controlled environment, artificial fish food might work and is the most common food choice for most fish keepers regardless of fish type. However, to ensure the fish gets all the required nutrients just like what they would get in their natural environment. Whether you choose the natural or artificial fish food that you see in pet shops, the most important is the fish? health and growth.