Tetra | Blood Fin Tetra

Tetra | Blood Fin Tetra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Aphyocharax anisitsi

Common Name: Bloodfin Tetra, True Bloodfin, Glass Bloodfin, Red Finned Tetra

Adult Size: 2 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 - 8 years

Habitat: South America river basins

Aquarium Size: 20 gallons (keep in small schools)

Ideal Water Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 70 - 80°F
  • pH Range: 6 - 8
  • Hardness Range: 3 - 30

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Diet & Nutrition: Good flake food as their primary diet but vary it with bloodworms, brine shrimp and other dried or frozen fish treats occasionally.

Breeding & Spawning: 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.

Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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