Aphyocharax anisitsi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Argentina
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60cm - 24"
English name : Argentine Bloodfin
Peaceful schooling fish recommended for most community tanks because you can keep them in a great variety of water quality and temperatures.  The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background. In the middle there should be enough free swimming space. The light should be dimmed.  Use some floating plants as well to provide areas of shade.  The substrate should be dark to bring out the colours of this fish. 

The fish is omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  300 - 500 eggs are scattered between the plants.  After mating the parents should be removed immediately.  When the young are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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