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Flame-backed Bleeding Heart Tetra Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus

Category: Characins - Community

Size: 2-3cm

Price: £8.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock

Rarely available nowadays.

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 6.8 and Soft
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 2-3cm

Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus (Flame-backed Bleeding Heart Tetra)

Similar to the popular bleeding heart tetra but distinguished by a prominent red patch along the back of the fish from the base of the dorsal to the tail fin. Dorsal fins become greatly elongated on mature males, trailing backwards almost to the tail.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A peaceful, schooling fish that prefers midwater levels of the aquarium. It is a shy species that will only do well in a tank with plenty of cover (e.g., live or plastic plants) and peaceful tankmates of similar size and temperament.

This fish breeds in a similar way to other small tetras. Soft, acid water is essential. Eggs are scattered on the bottom of the tank and are prone to bacterial and fungal decay. After a few days the fry are free swimming and will accept small live foods such as brine shrimp nauplii.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Brazil
Temperature 24-28C
Size 6 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acid water preferred, but adaptable
Water PH 6.0-7.0