Bleeding Heart Tetra - Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma - Small
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Item # 213571 / Manufacturer Part # F90 0022 0048
Bleeding Heart Tetras are named for the distinctive heart-shaped red spot on their sides. Their bodies are whitish with an iridescent sheen and the dorsal fin, especially in mature fish, is black with a white tip. The upper halves of the eyes are red and they may have some red into the fins or along the lateral line by the tail.
Many tropical community aquariums are populated with tetras, rasboras and other similar schooling fish. Though these fish are rather small, pleasant temperaments, schooling behaviors they exhibit and a vast variety of colors and shapes make them popular in the hobby. They can grow anywhere from a few centimeters to a few inches, and can add movement to any freshwater fish tank. Most of these fish fairly easy to care for and have similar water chemistry and care requirements.
Tetras are probably the the largest group of fish offered for community aquariums. They can be distinguished from other schooling community fish by the small adipose fin present between the dorsal fin and the tail. Tetras include small species such as the vibrant neon and cardinal tetras to much larger and more robust species like Buenos Aires Tetras and Congo Tetras.
Danios are commonly recommended as starter fish and dither fish. They a(more...)
|Common Name||Bleeding Heart Tetra - Small|
|Scientific Name||Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma|
|Max Size (in inches)||2.5|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||20|