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Tetras | Blood Fin Tetra

Tetras | 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.