Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
5.1-7.6cm (2-3 ")
6 - 8
18.3-27.8°C (65 -82 °F)
- Bloodfin Tetra, Bloodfin, Argentine Bloodfin, Red-finned Characin, Red-Finned Tetra
Additional scientific names
- Aphyocharax affinis, Aphyocharax ipacarayensis, Aphyocharax rubropinnis, Phoxinopsis typicus, Aphyocharax anisiti
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to sex, females may appear fully in the belly.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful shoaling fish that may nip long-finned tank mates. Keep in shoals of 6 or more with similar fast-swimming fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and bloodworm.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- 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[edit | edit source]
- A shoaling active fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )