Bleeding Heart Tetra Care Sheet

Bleeding Heart TetraTropical Fish Information
Size2.5inches or 6cm
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.4-82.4°F or 23-28°C
Water pH5.5-7.0
Water Hardness5-12 dGH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful shoaling fish
Number of same specie in tankTwo or more, more is better
Community SpeciesYes
SexesMales have a larger, more rounded and darker in color dorsal fin
StrataMiddle to bottom
FoodFlake food, blood worms and brine shrimp
BreedingNot possible
Other namesSpotfin Tetra
Scientific nameHyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Lifespan5 years

Ideal Bleeding Heart Tetra Conditions


This is another species of colorful tropical freshwater fish. They have transparent to silver bodies with a red dot on both sides of the body just behind the head. The dorsal fin is also very distinctive, black with a white tip and pointing sharply towards the back.

Their body shape is very much the same as the Black and White Widow Tetra, especially the anal fin although it is not as prominent as with the Widow Tetra.


They keep to the middle to bottom parts of the tank, are very active but in a peaceful manner.

Peaceful, Community

They will not bother their tank mates but stick together and play with each other so they are excellent for a community aquarium setup.
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