Bloodfin Tetra
Aphyocharax anisitsi

Care Level




Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

20 gallon


Red, Silver



Water Conditions

Neutral (6.5 to 7.5 pH), intermediate water hardness (3 to 12 dGH)


General: The Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) is a relatively hardy, and peaceful, community species that will reach a length up to three inches and live up to ten years in captivity.

Fecundity (Reproduction): The female Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) can produce up to 500 eggs per clutch. She will scatter these non-adhesive eggs and they will hatch as fry with a yolk-sac within days of being deposited.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.5 to 8.0 pH), intermediate water hardness (3 to 12 dGH)

Aquarium Diet: Brine shrimp, baby brine shrimp, blackworms, general flakes, omnivore pellet, Spirulina

Dimorphism: It is difficult to determine the gender of the Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi). The male Bloodfin Tetra will have a slightly more exaggerated coloration, in comparison to the female. Once mature, the female Bloodfin Tetra will take on a more gravid appearance.

Compatibility: The Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) is compatible with a large variety of small community species such as other Tetra, Danio, Rasbora, Corydoras, and South American Dwarf Cichlids (Ram, Apistogramma). The Bloodfin Tetra are also compatible with the Livebearers (Guppy, Swordtail, and Platy)

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Author: Aquatics Unlimited