Common Name(s)
Bloodfin tetra
Scientific Name
Aphyocharax anisitsi
Family
Characidae
Origin
Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Temperament
Peaceful, but can be nippy if not kept in a proper school.
Maximum Size
2 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore, unfussy about what it eats.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer. They don't take care of their young. They will eat their eggs if given the chance.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 65-75 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so they should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Females are thicker than males.

They are very hardy and can live up to 10 years.