Bleeding heart tetra
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|Bleeding heart tetra|
The female is more full bodied and the male has a larger dorsal fin. The male is distinguished by longer extended dorsal and anal fins. The dorsal fin is elongated into a sickle shape that arches to the length of the tail base. The female has a shorter rounded fin.
Breeding in captivity
This egg-laying fish has been bred successfully, with difficulty, in captivity.
The dorsal fin of the males can become long and flowing. Both sexes have the eye-catching blood-red spot in the pectoral area. Both also have the black and white patch on the dorsal fin.
A group of 6 fishes will feel comfortable in a 15 gallon tank, but a bigger tank (preferably 30 gallons) and more fishes are recommended.
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