Write a review

Purple Tetra

The purple tetra is not bred and must be caught in the Columbia Amazon basin. These bright peaceful schooling fish are slender and unique - featuring a purple reflective stripe on a light silver 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