Red Tipped Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotos)
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Red Tipped Bleeding Heart Tetra
57 Litres (15 US G.)
4.1-5.1cm (1.6-2 ")
6.5 - 7.5
24 -27 °C (75.2-80.6°F)
- Red Tipped Bleeding Heart Tetra, Flame-Back Bleeding-Heart Tetra, Redback Bleeding Heart Tetra
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males have longer finnage and richer colours.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful community fish that must be kept in groups of 6 or more. Do not keep with nippy fish or predatory fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will take most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Prefers a large and spacious tank with ample swimming room as well as hiding places. Also does better in soft acidic water than hard alkaline water.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful active mid-swimming shoaling fish. Must be kept in groups.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This fish looks very similar to the Bleeding Heart Tetra down to the red spot on the flanks, however this fish also has the top half of the body coloured red also with the rest of the body pale and colourless. The dorsal fin is tipped with black with the rest of the fins colourless.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )