Bleeding Heart Tetra

Bleeding Heart Tetras are a shy fish that needs others to feel secure. When kept alone, they can get slightly aggressive. Most will start nipping at fins. The stress of being alone can also cause disease and premature death!

Purchase Size: 1 – 1.5 inches



SKU: FK_DQPLN1985 Categories: , Scientific Name:

To make the fish feel comfortable, you need a group of about half a dozen. A well-decorated tank is a must as well. They prefer dense vegetation and a lot of hiding places.

Rocks, overturned pots, driftwood, and even PVC pipes work well. Unlike other tetras, Bleeding Hearts stay towards the middle and bottom of the water column. If they rise to the top too often, it might mean that they’re not getting enough oxygen.

These fish are named after a red spot on their body. Aquarists typically refer to this spot as a “heart.” The rest of the body has a pinkish-brown color. Long fins with shades of shimmering pink and white complete their beautiful look.

  • Size: 2 inches
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons


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