Bleeding Heart Tetra - Bay Bridge Aquarium and Pet

Bleeding Heart Tetra

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Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma

Family: Characidae

Origin: Tank raised, species originally from Thailand


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
  • Water Conditions: 72-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-6.5
  • Maximum Size: 2"- 3"
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons



The Bleeding Heart Tetra has a reddish hue throughout their body, but the distinct, bright red marking behind their gills is what gives them their common name. 

They are a hardy species perfect for beginning aquarists, and don't require a large tank to thrive. Driftwood and rocks are both ideal decor items, and they will appreciate live plants to hide amongst. They are peaceful and will do well with a wide variety of tankmates. 

They should be given a varied diet that includes both meaty preparations and vegetable matter in the form of live, frozen, pelleted and high quality flake foods.