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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Bleeding Heart Tetra

Picture of Bleeding Heart Tetras
Common nameBleeding Heart tetra
Scientific nameHyphessobrycon erythrostigma
SynonymsHemigrammus erythrostigma (not valid)
Size3" (7.5cm)
OriginSouth America: Amazon River basin
Tank setupPlanted tank with some open swimming space.
CompatibilityPeaceful community fish, keep with peaceful tankmates.
Temperature23-28oC (73-82oF)
Water chemistrySoft and acidic preferred, i.e. 'blackwater' conditions.
FeedingOmnivorous: Flake, granular foods, small live or frozen foods.
SexingFemales are larger and have a smaller, rounded dorsal fin. Males have a longer and more pointed dorsal fin.
BreedingEgg scatterer, the eggs should hatch in about 30 hours and the fry should be free-swimming in about 5-6 days. This species is considered difficult to spawn, and there are few cases of aquarium breeding.
Comments An attractive pinky-coloured tetra named for the bright red spot on its body. It should mix well with other larger tetras such as the Black Widow tetra, which will make an interesting colour contrast.


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