Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Brazil
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Redback Bleeding Heart Tetra
Peaceful schooling fish that you should keep in a school of at least 10 fishes.  When they are in a low number they starve.  You can keep them together with other peaceful fishes very well.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dimmed light is appreciated and brings out the colours of the fish.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food. 

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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