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bleeding heart terta

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bleeding heart terta

Extra Info! Scientific Name : Hyphessobrycon erythrostigmaCommon Names : Bleeding Heart Tetra, Red Tipped Tetra, Punto RojoCare Level : Easy to Moderate, considered a good choice for freshwater fish beginners.Size : 3 inches (8 cm)pH : 6.5 - 7.0Temperature : 72°F - 80°F (22°C - 27°C)Lifespan : 3 - 5 yearsOrigin / Habitat : South America, ColumbiaTemperament / Behavior : Can be peaceful when kept in a small school (shoal) of 4 or more.Breeding / Mating / Reproduction : They have been bred in captivity and are egg layers.Tank Size : 20 gallon minimumCompatible Tank Mates : They are generally a peaceful fish but fin nipping may become a problem. Keep them in a small school and try not to keep them with fish with larger fins such as angelfish and bettasFish Disease : Freshwater Fish DiseaseDiet / Fish Food : An omnivore - provide a varied diet with live food, frozen food and they will definitely accept flake food.Tank Region : Middle to bottomGender : Female is more full bodied and the male has a larger dorsal fin

Body plan- Tall and disc shaped. The males dorsal fin is pointed and the end extends to form a filament, the anal fins first ray is much longer than the rest. The females dorsal fin is rounded with her anal fin front being longerSymmetry- Bilateral symmetryCirculation - closed circulatory systemReproduction- egg laying fish. But they rarely breeds in captivity. whenever they mate the female spreads the eggs all over and leave them aloneFeeding- are omnivorous. In nature they survive on a combination of plant and animal matter.

Bleeding Heart Tetra

-Feeding/hunting habits- eat small plants and feed on tiny brine shrimp-Adaptations- prefers soft acidic water, they are most comfortable in a planted tank with at least a half dozen or more of their own kind.oAppearance- The females tend to have smaller dorsal fins than the males. The males’ dorsal fin can become long and flowing in adulthood.- common fish-Threats to its survival- larger fish -Unique- Bleeding hearts have a life expectancy of around five years., Tetras are notorious fin nippers.


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