Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
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Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma

Common Names: Bleeding Heart Tetra
Synonyms: Hemigrammus erythrostigma
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Amazon River, South America
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful. Good for community tanks with small to medium fish.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes or freeze dried tablets. Quality water is essential, otherwise the Bleeding Heart Tetra is easy to keep.
5.6 - 7.2
23°C - 28°C
73°F - 82°F
10 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6cm (2.4")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male has an extended dorsal fin with black colouring.
Breeding: Not possible so far.
Comments: Called the Bleeding Heart Tetra because of the red dot depicting it's heart. A very beautiful fish that is best kept in schools or in pairs.
Main Colours: Pink, Red
Markings: Spots Small
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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