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Bleeding Heart Tetra
Bleeding Heart Tetra-1
Information
Range Upper Amazon River basin
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Characiformes
Family Characidae
Genus Hyphessobrycon
Species Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma

Bleeding heart tetras (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma) are a small species of fish that are most notable because of the red spot where their heart is, which is also how they get their name. These fish only live for about five years and prefer to live in warm water and lightly acidic water. They are very sensitive to the water conditions that it lives in.

Male bleeding heart tetras have larger dorsal fins while the females have fuller bodies.

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