The purple tetra is not bred and must be caught in the Columbia Amazon basin. These bright peaceful schooling fish are similar to the black neon tetra but have a light purple body instead of a black body. These fish should be kept in a school of six or more. Since these are wild caught size will vary but they grow quickly.
- Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon metae
- Origin: Columbia
- Lifespan: 7 years
- Max Size: 1 1/4 inches
- Food: flake
- Shipping Size: Approx. 3/4 inch