Common Name:Bloodfin Tetra, True Bloodfin, Glass Bloodfin, Red Finned Tetra
Size:up to 2 inches
Life span:5 - 8 years
Habitat:South America river basins
Aquarium Size:20 gallon minimum (keep in small schools)
Ideal Water Conditions:
Temperature : 70°F - 80°F
pH : 6 - 8
Hardness Range: 3 - 30
Temperament / Behavior:Semi-aggressive
Diet / Foods: Good flake food as their primary diet but vary it with bloodworms, brine shrimp and other dried or frozen fish treats occasionally.
Breeding: Egg layers, female will place the eggs on wide leaved aquarium plants. Adults need to be removed after this. After a few days the eggs should hatch and they fry will feed off their yolk sacs for a few days but then you'll need to give them liquid fry food.
Gender: Can be hard to determine, females may be more full bodied and have less red on the fins. Males are usually stream lined with more red on the fins.