Purple Tetra

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