Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Upper Amazon river, Colombia
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Bleeding Heart Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish for the community aquarium together with other peaceful fishes.  You can keep them as a pair as well.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  You should use a peat filter.  A dark substrate and dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.

He is omnivorous but he prefers mosquito larvae and dry food.

About breeding in the aquarium only a few reports are known. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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