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Green Fire Tetra

The green fire tetra is one of our favorite fish in the shop, showing greenish-grey coloration with a little red coloration near the tail. It closely resembles fish like Neon tetras and cardinal tetras with a much greener coloration. These fish will generally ship at a size of around an inch and can reach a max size of around 2 inches.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with FedEx Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The green fire tetra we sell can be quick to food while feeding, tank mates should be picked with care, they could potentially cause harm to dwarf shrimp so larger tank mates are recommended. The green fire tetra are collected from South America and do well in neutral parameter tanks.

The Scientific name for the Green Fire Tetra is Aphyocharax rathbuni

We feed our Green Fire Tetras a large variety of foods and it is accepting of almost any food. We feed our tetras frozen foods (daphnia and baby brine shrimp), Northfin flake foods, Northfin pellets, and live baby brine shrimp.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.0 to 7.5
  • Gh: 4 to 8
  • Kh:  2 to 4
  • TDS: 100 to 180
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Dennis Randash
Great place to buy from

I can’t say it enough! Great service and great quality of fish, shrimp and snails.

angel santos

Awesome always like to buy from flip aquatic

Donna Holton
Green fire tetra

These fish came in in great condition. I will be happy to move them out of my quarantine tank and into my show tank. They are already showing color

Hey Donna,

Thank you so much for your order and review! Glad to hear you love these little guys! If you'd like to make this a 5-star review, reach out to us at I hope you have a great weekend.


Wendi Hamlett
Green Fire Tetras

Awesome little fishes! Great color and super healthy!