Common Name(s)
Flameback bleeding heart tetra, redback bleeding heart tetra, bleeding heart tetra
Scientific Name
Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus
Family
Characidae
Origin
Rio Negro system in Brazil
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.8 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular, but its colors will be stronger in a more heavily planted with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods. They also are known to eat fruit.
Breeding
Egg-scatterer, showing no parental care.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-83 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Males are larger and more colorful than females.

The smallest of the three species known as bleeding heart tetra.