Rathbun's Bloodfin (Aphyocharax rathbuni)

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Rathbun's Bloodfin

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Rathbun's Bloodfin

Aphyocharax rathbuni

45 Litres (12 US G.)

2-3 cm (0.8-1.2")




6.0 - 7.5

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

15-25 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-6 years



Additional names

Rathbun's Bloodfin, Redflank Bloodfin, Green Fire Tetra, Greenfire Tetra

Additional scientific names

Aphyocharax stramineus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have white tips on the dorsal fin, anal fin, caudal lobes and pelvic fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more. Should not be kept with predatory fish, nor with fish with long-fins.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will take most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a densely planted tank with hiding places as well as some open swimming space.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Bares some resemblance to a Neon Tetra, however, the top half of the fish is rich green in colour and the back lower half of the fish is a deep red to the caudal peduncle. There's also some red colouring on the underside of the head and throat.

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