Bloodfin Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Aphyocharax anisitsi
Bloodfin Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling fish
Typical size 4cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area Top, middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number in Tank 5
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6.5-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Shoal of Bloodfin Tetras - Aphyocharax anisitsi
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Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi)

Bloodfin Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Bloodfin Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Bloodfin Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Bloodfin Tetra is an excellent hardy aquarium fish and under the right conditions can be considered quite colourful. When seen for sale the fish is often dull and silvery with only a hint of red. Once established however, the red colour develops and a group of these fish can look quite attractive. The fish will spend much of its time at the surface if suitable vegetation is available for hiding amongst. Taller plants such as Vallisneria are ideal around the edges of the aquarium. Bloodfins are peaceful shoaling fish and best kept in larger groups with peaceful tankmates. Although naturally from hard water they will adapt to soft conditions. Can be kept in cooler water without harm, although the fishes colour may be less intense.

Bloodfin Tetra Facts

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Aphyocharax affinis, Aphyocharax rubripinnis, Tetragonopterus rubropictus | Other names Bloodfin, True Bloodfin | Origin South America; Argentina | Breeding Egg scatterer; Spawns amongst surface vegetation | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, hard water | Natural Habitat Vegetated waters | Sexing Males anal fin is hook shaped

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