Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax Anisitsi)
The Bloodfin Tetra is a vibrant and energetic freshwater fish native to South America. Known for their striking red fins, these fish make a stunning addition to a community aquarium. They are hardy and relatively easy to care for, making them a popular choice for beginner and experienced aquarists alike.
Here is what you need to know about this fantastic fish:
Bloodfin Tetras have a slender, elongated body with a silver or light green coloration, which can shimmer under the right lighting conditions. Their most notable feature is the bright red coloration of their dorsal, anal, and caudal fins, which creates a beautiful contrast against their silvery body. Adult Bloodfin Tetras can reach up to 2 inches in length.
Bloodfin Tetras are active, social fish that love to swim in groups. They are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6 to ensure their well-being and happiness. These fish are generally peaceful but can be slightly nippy with tank mates that have long, flowing fins.
Tank Habitat and Care:
Bloodfin Tetras thrive in a well-planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons, with ample swimming space and hiding spots. They prefer a sandy or fine gravel substrate and appreciate driftwood and rocks in their environment. Water parameters should be maintained at a pH of 6.0-8.0, a hardness of 5-20 dGH, and a temperature of 64-82°F.
Bloodfin Tetras are omnivorous and require a varied diet for optimal health. They should be fed high-quality flake food, small pellets, and a mix of frozen or live foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and bloodworms.
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