Scientific name: Aphyocharax anisitsi
The Bloodfin Tetra is an excellent community species that grows to approximately two inches in length. Like most tetras, they are most comfortable in a group of six or more. A water temperature from 68º to 78º Fahrenheit is fine, but the fish show better color at the higher end of the range. They are not fussy about water chemistry, doing well with a pH of 6.0 to 8.0 in soft to relatively hard water. They will eat all flake and freeze-dried foods.
In the wild, Bloodfin Tetras normally feed on tiny invertebrates found in surface waters. The female is the larger of the species. Although normally quite docile, they become rather active during courtship, sometimes even leaping out of the water.
To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:
- Aquarium Basics
- How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
- How to Set Up an Aquarium
- How to Maintain an Aquarium
- How to Choose Aquarium Fish
- How to Care for Aquarium Fish
- Freshwater Aquarium Fish