Lesser Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon socolofi)

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Lesser Bleeding Heart Tetra

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Lesser Bleeding Heart Tetra

Hyphessobrycon socolofi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

5-6 cm (2-2.4")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

23 -27 °C (73.4-80.6°F)

4-8 °d

2:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-3 years

Family

Characidae



Additional names

Lesser Bleeding Heart Tetra, Spotfin Tetra


Origin

Sexing

Females are fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful community fish that should be kept in groups of 6 or more. Keep with other peaceful community fish, but avoid those with long finnage.

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a spacious tank with dense planting as well as hiding places and some open swimming space.

Behaviour

An active peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

Can easily be mistaken and mis-labelled as the Bleeding Heart Tetra, but is in fact smaller and slightly different markings. The Lesser Bleeding Heart Tetra has shorter more rounded fins and the white colour only runs along the top of the fin in this fish.

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