Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi)

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Bloodfin Tetra

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Bloodfin Tetra

Aphyocharax anisitsi

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6 - 8

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6-12 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Characidae



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Additional names

Bloodfin Tetra, Bloodfin, Argentine Bloodfin, Red-finned Characin, Red-Finned Tetra

Additional scientific names

Aphyocharax affinis, Aphyocharax ipacarayensis, Aphyocharax rubropinnis, Phoxinopsis typicus, Aphyocharax anisiti


Origin

Sexing

Difficult to sex, females may appear fully in the belly.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful shoaling fish that may nip long-finned tank mates. Keep in shoals of 6 or more with similar fast-swimming fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and bloodworm.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers to be in a well planted tank with places to hide as well as open space to swim. Must have excellent water parameters at all times, adaptable to water hardness however.

Behaviour

A shoaling active fish.

Identification

An elongate tetra with a mostly colourless silvery body but striking fin colouration, the caudal, dorsal, anal and adipose fin are all a vivid blood red.

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