The Bleeding Heart is generally peaceful although the males may fight with each other during breeding time. Just like other tetras, they like to live in a shoal of 6 or more. They are easy to keep and fairly hardy to a variety of different water parameters
Species – Bleeding Heart Tetra – Hyphessobrycon Erythrostigma
Current Size – 2cm - 2.5cm
Adult Length – 5cm
Temperature Range – 22 - 27 °C
pH Range – 6.0 – 7.5
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - They are a very peaceful fish that should be kept in a shoal. Should not be kept with anything too boisterous.
Feeding – They are an omnivores and should be fed a good quality varied diet that includes crushed flake and live or frozen food.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juvenilles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. However if this is not possible, we will always contact you to discuss.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you. This is dependent on current stock at the time of your order.