Bloodfin Tetra Care Sheet

Bloodfin TetraTropical Fish Index
Size2 inches or 5 cm
Fish HardinessEasy to care for
Water Temperature64.4 - 82.4°F or 18 - 28°C
Water pH6.0 - 8.0 pH
Water Hardness1 - 30 dGH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful shoaling fish
Number of same species in tankFour or more, more is better
Community FishYes
SexesMales are smaller and brighter in color and may have a small hook on their anal fin, females are larger and paler
StrataMiddle to top
FoodFlake food, blood worms and brine shrimp
BreedingEasy to breed
Breeding temperature75.2 - 82.4°F or 24 - 28°C
Scientific nameAphyocharax anisitsi
Lifespan8 years

Ideal Bloodfin Tetra Conditions


This is another species of colorful tropical freshwater fish. Their main body color is silver and they have very distinct red colored dorsal anal and tail fins.


They prefer to swim in the middle to top regions of the fish tank.

Peaceful, Community

They are peaceful fish and ideal for a community aquarium setup. Although peaceful they do tend to nip at the fins of fish with large fins like Guppies. You can keep four or more of these in your tank and take into consideration that they can grow up to 2 inches or 5 cm in length.

In general this a very hardy fish to keep and therefor a good choice for someone starting out a new aquarium. Note that they can be kept in unheated aquariums but it is not recommended.
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